Homelessness to Housing Stability Strategy Summary Series: Focus on People with Disabilities

Disability is a complex phenomenon that reflects the interaction between the features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. A person is considered to have a disability if her or his everyday activities are limited because of a condition or health problem. This can include vision disabilities, deafness or being hard of hearing, physical disabilities, cognitive or developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and mental health disabilities. Not all disabilities are visible and apparent. Disabilities may be congenital (present from birth) or occur during a person’s lifetime as a result of injury or illness. For more information on housing stability and mental health issues please see Strategy Summary Focus on Mental Health.

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