Category Archives: Housing

Homelessness is Local – Sonoma County, California

Listen  (28 min) The Myth is that homeless people are older white men with addiction problems.  The Reality is that nearly half of homeless people (in one local community – 41%) live with a disability. The Myth is that homeless … Continue reading

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Charlene Love – Disabled and Homeless

Listen  28 minutes Are you making space in your lives for messes that these holidays can’t help but drudge up? Are you looking for a place to store your brining turkey? Under the bed, perhaps? Oh, the dreaded holidays…have to … Continue reading

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Extremely-Low Income Housing Search

Listen (30 min) How to find housing –and survive the process.  Sheela offers Housing 101, a program that takes us through everything from mental attitude to directions for setting up application and documentation files.  A half-hour of practical, specific and … Continue reading

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Rental Application Template

Information You May Be Asked To Provide The vital stats will be required for EVERY PERSON IN THE HOUSEHOLD! First listing should be the “head of house.”   or “Self” if single occupant. Name: Address: Address Line 2: Phone: (home and/or … Continue reading

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Home Remodeling Resource Guide for People with Disabilities

“For individuals and veterans living with disabilities or special needs, or seniors aging in place, the fact that much of the world outside is not built to accommodate their needs magnifies the value of a comfortable home. . . “Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Is ‘Affordable Housing’ Affordable?

Listen (29 min) Who doesn’t support the concept of “Affordable Housing?”  As rents climb to ever-ascending heights and ever more people are pushed from their housing, ‘affordable housing’ is like motherhood and apple pie for activists and elected officials alike.  … Continue reading

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Will Rent Control Come To Your City?

Listen 29 min As renters across Central and Northern California continue to receive rent increases of $200-500. a month, low-income people who often have disabilities are the hardest hit.   Raising the rent, as they skirt or ignore laws meant to … Continue reading

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Sheela’s Housing Saga

Listen  29 min. Sheela’s Affordable Housing Resource List for Northern & Central California Sixteen months!  That’s right… It took our producer Sheela Gunn-Cushman one year and four months of focused almost full-time work to find an affordable place to live … Continue reading

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Sheela’s Affordable Housing Resource List

This list of housing resources began in 2009, and was last updated at 8:53 PM 6/4/2015. Share freely and use fully. HAPPY HUNTING! My “go to” list 211.  Call this number and see if they have the resource information you … Continue reading

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Mold, Housing and Legal Protection

Are bad housing conditions, like mold, a health risk for people with disabilities?   Are there legal protections to assist our community when we run into crummy  landlords?   Pushing Limits speaks to Amy Sholinbeck, coordinator of Alameda County’s Asthma Start … Continue reading

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