Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of occupied homes and residential buildings that have a no-step entrance as a visitable feature
Baseline: 51.3 percent of occupied homes and residential buildings had a no-step entrance as a visitable feature in 2017
Target: 53.1 percent
Data Source: American Housing Survey (AHS), HUD & Census
Building homes and residential buildings without steps at the entrance helps prevent falls, which are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries in the United States. In addition, it’s much easier for people who use mobility aids — like wheelchairs or walkers — to live in or visit these homes. Raising awareness about the benefits of entrances without steps is the most important strategy for influencing the way homes are built.
Workgroup: Disability and Health Workgroup