Ten Reasons

People with Developmental Disabilities Make Great Tenants

  1. People with developmental disabilities are reliable tenants—paying their rent on time
  2. People with developmental disabilities have low turnover rates—once they move into a place, they tend to stay
  3. People with developmental disabilities make good neighbors
  4. People with developmental disabilities often come with services and supports to ensure that issues and problems are resolved immediately
  5. Systems are in place to match tenants with landlords in many places
  6. Renting to people with developmental disabilities promotes community diversity and is good for the tenants, neighbors, and the community
  7. Tenants with developmental disabilities promotes a positive corporate image for property managers
  8. Including people with developmental disabilities in housing communities may be beneficial to developers
  9. Generally people with developmental disabilities do not drive, thus reducing the stress on parking requirements
  10. Including people with developmental disabilities in affordable housing is the right thing to do