DAWN Canada Fact Sheet, 2014 

“Women with disabilities face high levels of poverty and unemployment, putting them at a disadvantage when it comes to being able to meet their housing and financial needs. In addition to financial barriers, women with disabilities face issues of access, which include inaccessible buildings, as well as being subjected to discriminatory housing practices… securing affordable, accessible and safe housing remains a significant issue and challenge for women with disabilities across Canada.” 

Community Living BC and Inclusion BC, 2020

“Many structural factors continue to work against the goal of independent living. There is a lack of affordable and accessible housing options in communities throughout B.C., and especially in rural and more remote communities. The cost of rent in most regions of B.C. has well exceeded the resources available to most individuals with disabilities from government assistance and employment income. The timing of available housing and available supports do not always coincide, making independent living more difficult to achieve.”