RESEARCH STUDY: Rental Housing Search and Occupancy Experiences of Veterans with Military Associated Disabilities
Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 16:06 Friday, 07 December 2012 14:50Veterans with military associated disabilities who live in rental housing are invited to participate in a research study to bring awareness of their rental housing search and occupancy experiences (get flyer HERE). If you are interested in participating in this research study, please click on the following link to access the electronic version of this study: https://vtsurveycenter.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5BVhEcHNiAKnXqB.
Participants have until Saturday, December 15, 2012 to complete the survey. For participating in this study, veterans have the opportunity to enter into a drawing to win 1 of 4 money orders in the amount of $50.00!
Purpose of the study
The purpose of this study is to investigate the rental housing search and occupancy experiences of veterans with disabilities whose injuries were sustained while serving in the U.S. military. As you may know, the supply of accessible housing units is small and the number of housing discrimination grievances filed by or on behalf of persons with disabilities is significant. To date, there have been few studies looking into the rental housing accessibility issues of veterans with disabilities. The goals of this research are to:
- bring awareness of veterans' rental housing experiences,
- to promote an increase in the number of accessible housing units (by highlighting the role of the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines), and
- to advocate for the availability of grants for housing modifications, especially for veterans with less than a 90% disability rating.
Researchers at Virginia Tech and at Cornell University are conducting this research study. The Virginia Tech's Institutional Review Board approved this study.
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Click on this link to find out about Massachusetts General Hospital's Gulf War Illness Study:
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