- MHSA Grant
- Employment Initiative
- Housing Initiative
There are many new housing development projects for people with developmental disabilities or that include people with developmental disabilities that have been developed or which are in the process of being developed. The projects range from HUD 811 projects where the entire apartment complex includes people with developmental disabilities to multifamily projects that include units that are leased to people with developmental disabilities. Examples of developments include:
- Affordable housing developers such as Eden Housing, First Community Housing, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, and Citizens Housing Corporation; Housing NPO’s such as Home Ownership Made Easy, West Bay Housing Corporation, and Housing Consortium of the East Bay
- Service providers such as United Cerebral Palsy, Partners in Housing, Service First of Northern California, AbilityFirst, Glide Economic Development Corporation, Episcopal Community Services, and California Autism foundation
- Housing Authorities such as Housing Authority of Santa Clara County and Yolo County
United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties (UCP) is based in Woodland Hills, California. UCP has developed 25 HUD funded properties, 12 of which are apartment buildings for persons with developmental disabilities in the greater Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas.
Casa de la Providencia was developed by United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties (UCP) is based in Woodland Hills, California. UCP has developed 25 HUD funded properties, 12 of which are apartment buildings for persons with developmental disabilities in the greater Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas. The apartment complex includes 18 total units with four 2-bedroom apartments and 14 1-bedroom apartments. Each unit is rent subsidized by HUD; project based Section 8. Tenants pay one-third of their adjusted income as rent.
Accessibility features include:
- Automatic doors to all apartments and entrances to the complex
- Large roll-in showers and tilted mirrors in bathroom
- Wide doors with metal frames
- Two peep holes in front doors
- All door handles are levers
- Removable cabinet doors under the sinks
- Lower clothes rods in bedroom closets
- Fully accessible courtyard and gardens
- Garbage disposal switch on the front panel not at the back of the sink.
Housing Consortium of the East Bay Lincoln Oaks
Lincoln Oaks Apartments, a HUD 811 project, was developed by Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB), the lead developer in partnership with Satellite Housing. Lincoln Oaks Apartments is an affordable, accessible apartment building for 11 households in Fremont. Residents are low-income adults with developmental disabilities living in a mix of one and two bedroom apartments. The apartments include a common area where neighbors can gather for social activities and tenant meetings, a computer room, laundry facilities, and two seating areas to visit with each other and entertain guests. There is an inside ramp between the 1st and 2nd floors. The lobby features artwork by persons with developmental disabilities from Creative Growth Art Center. HCEB provides resident coordination.
One of the accessibility features that was built into the project includes a ramp from the first to the second floor. This gives people the choice to walk to the second floor instead of taking the elevator.