It is a human right to have adequate housing. We need it not only for shelter from the elements, but also for a space to live and develop, and a place to create and take care of families, friendships and community. Living in a home of one’s own is the foundation of independence. With stable housing people can achieve other life goals such as education and employment. Housing for people with disabilities is a major concern. Many have little chance of finding safe, affordable housing. Those who rely on SSI cannot afford housing without government assistance.