I have been trying to find housing for my family (wife, daughter and I). My wife and I are both in wheelchairs.
I originally applied through the Eureka Housing Authority for assistance, both Public Housing and Sction 8, November/December 2008.
I was checking on availability of housing this morning and listening to the Authority's recording it was stated that they had one- and two-bedroom accessible units available.
At the end of the recording I was then directed to a representative of the Housing Authority by dailing "0". I inquired about the housing and mentioned what I was in a wheelchair asking about the recording stating there were units available.
The representative responded that they openings with accessible units for wheelchairs put never seem to find individuals needing them. I reafformed that I was in a wheelchair and my wife was as well as I recorded in the original application.
The representative then stated I will note this in the computer that you are in a wheelchair.
Wow! This last remark just blows me away about providing housing to those looking for it and needing accessibility. Needs of the disabled (wheelchair bound) and how to contact them really needs to be demonstrated there at the Housing Authority. You wouldn't happen to have a vacant seat on the Housing Authority Board, would you?