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Housing: Government Agencies

State Listings:  IL  /  WI   (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


New Sign The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed by the President. Key responsibilities of the Board include: For guidance on design requirements applicable to housing covered by the ADA, or to federally funded housing subject to the Architectural Barriers Act, contact the Board at (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY), ta@access-board.gov (e-mail), or visit their website.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a section for people with disabilities. It provides frequently requested information from the Fair Housing Act, includes related resources on the web, and U. S. Government TTY/TDD Directory.

State Listings


Illinois Department of Revenue offers the "Circuit Breaker" tax relief program, which is designed to protect the assets of low-income senior and disabled residents who cannot afford the burden of property taxes, whether paid directly or indirectly in the form of increased rent or nursing home charges. To learn more about this program and eligibility criteria, call (800) 624-2459 (Voice) or (800) 544-5304 (TDD).


Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) offers a comprehensive informational website that outlines their programs and services offered to people with disabilities and others in need of assistance. They offer a very comprehensive discussion of the types of housing and care environments available to people with disabilities. They are an excellent resource for researching assisted living options.

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