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National Council on Disability to Make Housing Recommendations for People with Disabilities

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010

WASHINGTON—The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release a report on housing programs and policies for people with disabilities at the JW Marriott Houston, 5150 Westheimer, Houston, TX, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. This meeting is open to the public.

The report titled The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective provides recommendations intended to improve housing opportunities for people with disabilities.

Presenters include:

Janet Smith, Co-Director, Nathalie P. Voorhees Center and Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Jean Langendorf, Vice President, Community and Housing Services, Easter Seals Central Texas, Austin, TX

The purpose of NCD, an independent federal agency, is to promote programs, practices, policies and procedures that ensure full inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society. NCD accomplishes this mission by providing advice and making recommendations to the President, Congress, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders.

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