A Home for Henry

A Home for Henry: Fair Housing Rights of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities was created by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) to increase public awareness about the fair housing rights of deaf and hard of hearing populations in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

A Home for Henry tells the story of Henry, an elderly Deaf man who recently started residing in a nursing home. In the 12-minute video, Henry relates his personal experience searching for a nursing home and his interaction with a nursing home administrator who developed an effective communication plan that would meet his needs.

A Home for Henry encourages elderly people who are deaf or hard of hearing to exercise their fair housing rights. It also provides administrators and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with valuable information about types of auxiliary aids that can ensure effective communication with deaf residents. A Home for Henry was directed and produced by the Deaf Professional Artists Network (DPAN), featuring a nearly all deaf cast and crew and was created in consultation with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

Click here to read the FHJC’s Opening Acts on “A Home for Henry.”

Click here to download the FHJC’s “Guide to Auxiliary Aids and Services.”