Empowered Priorities

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession, people with disabilities faced tremendous barriers to financial security. More than a quarter of people with disabilities in the United States live in poverty and two-thirds of adults with disabilities are out of work. Empowered Cities is an urgent call to action to ensure a fully inclusive and equitable recovery.


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COVID-19 Response & Emergency Management logo

Meeting the urgent needs of the disability community

Financial Empowerment logo

Increasing the financial stability of people with disabilities and their families

Equity logo

Addressing accessibility, healthcare, and the digital divide

Employment logo

Connecting job seekers with disabilities to meaningful, living-wage careers

Affordable Accessible Housing logo

Expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently