Because everyone knows finding a new place to live is tough. Now imagine you use a wheelchair. Even tougher, right?
Most online accommodation sites like Airbnb, Couchsurfing, etc. have an option for letting people know that you can accommodate a wheelchair. I first brought up this point to Craigslist in 2007, and they said that they were considering adding this option. It's been 6 years, come on, guys!
I want Craigslist to add an option to their housing posts where people listing housing can indicate that it might suit a wheelchair user. This comes directly from experiences house hunting in the Bay Area last year, in which I sometimes looked at 15 places a day, without finding a single accessible space. It literally took me months, and a lot of tears, to find something, at which point I was no longer interested in living there. I know this affects a lot of us, so pass it on!