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Contains information, resources, projects, and links to other sites about people with disabilities who are realizing the dream of owning their own home.

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Managed by: Joe Wykowski of Community Visions, Inc

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (11 Products)
Electronic Media (9 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (12 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)
Other (2 Products)
People Who Can Help (1 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A Guidebook on Consumer Controlled Housing
A guidebook for consumers and families on selecting and controlling one's own housing through ownership and rental. You can view it online or download as a PDF file for free.
A Home of Your Own Guide
A manual to help people with disabiities and families to understand what they need to do when preparing to buy a house.
Going It Alone: The Struggle to Expand Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities
An assessment of what is and isnít working in local communities to expand affordable housing opportunities for people with disabilities.
Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities
This webpage has ideas to help persons with disabilities and their family members through the process of buying a home.
Mortgage and Home Loan Help Guide for the Disabled
This web article reviews the basic steps in buying a house. It has special pointers for people with disabilities.
One Step Ahead: Resource Planning for People with Disabilities Who Rely on Supplemental Security Income and Medical Assistance
This guide offers suggestions to people who receive Medicaid or SSI on ways to have money or property without risk of losing their benefits.
Practical Guide to Universal Home Design
This book is about how to make your home a physically easy place to live and visit, whether you have a disability or not.
Section 8 Made Simple: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program To Assist People with Disabilities, 2nd edition
Section 8 Made Simple is a 98-page publication covering the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentís (HUDís) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in detail.
The New Home Buying Strategy: Solve Your Cash Crunch with Team Buying Power
This book advocates 'team buying' as a strategy to help people without a lot of money become homeowners. It usually results in joint ownership of a property.
Threshold Series on Consumer-Controlled Housing
The "Threshold" series includes 6 booklets of useful information and suggestions for people interested in homes of their own.
Yes! She Knows She's There
This book celebrates Catherine's 35th birthday and the 10th anniversary of her move into her own home.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Advocates' Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy
This 300-page book contains background information and tools for housing advocates, plus short descriptions of more than 60 U.S. Federal programs that help people with low-incomes. You can download it for free
Changing Priorities: The Federal Budget and Housing Assistance, 1976-2007
This report provides an overview of HUD budget trends from fiscal year 1976 through fiscal year 2006 as measured in inflation-adjusted dollars.
CoHousing Association of the United States
Cohousing combines economical home ownership and intentional community. Some projects include owners with disabilities, and others are developing with a view towards inclusion. This website includes an extensive database of communities.
Financing Resources for Affordable Housing: A Brief Overview
This document briefly describes several financial resource options to be used for the development of affordable housing.
Housing Choice Voucher Newsletter
A monthly newsletter about the US Government's Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program helps people with low income or disabilities rent or buy a home.
My-Own-Home.org
A website that teaches about home ownership. It is made for self-advocates and has videos, articles, blog posts and powerpoint presentations. Follow Brad and learn how he purchased his own home.
PLAN Ezine on Housing
An issue of a monthly newsletter from the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN). This issue includes articles and real life stories around the topic of housing.
Scoop Essentials: In Search Of Home Sweet Home
An online article about housing options available to persons with disabilities. It shows how things have changed over the last 40-50 years. Visitors can ask questions or add comments and these will appear below the article.
Social Participation and Rural/Vulnerable Communities: Does Asset Ownership Matter?
This paper is based on a comprehensive review of the relevant literature. It examines the impact of owning your own home on meaningful social inclusion.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Advanced Strategies Teleconference, No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) - May 2005
The topic of this teleconference was an overview of the No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) located in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. This program helps people with disabilities purchase their own home, or find better rental options.
Changing Priorities: The Federal Budget and Housing Assistance, 1976-2007
This report provides an overview of HUD budget trends from fiscal year 1976 through fiscal year 2006 as measured in inflation-adjusted dollars.
CoHousing Association of the United States
Cohousing combines economical home ownership and intentional community. Some projects include owners with disabilities, and others are developing with a view towards inclusion. This website includes an extensive database of communities.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to affordable home ownership by building homes in partnership with families in need.
Housing Center for People with Disabilities
The Housing Center for People with Disabilities is a national center to provide information and assistance with housing issues.
Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers
Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers assist low-income persons with disabilities to obtain personal housing.
IDS Neighborhood Stabilization Program
A program in the Jackson, Mississippi area to help people with disabilities live in and own their own homes.
Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) Project
A Mississippi project to assist persons with disabilities and their families to own and maintain their own homes. It helps locate counseling, supports, and financial assistance.
Movin' Out, Inc
Movin' Out creates opportunities for people with disabilities and their families to purchase and maintain their own homes, in housing and neighborhoods that are safe, affordable, accessible, and integrated.
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Capital Housing
A housing program from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The goal of the program is to provide housing options in their own communities that allow people with disabilities to be as fully integrated and independent as possible.
PACER's Housing Project
This program shares housing information with the parents of youth and young adults with disabilities. It helps them understand their son's/daughter's rights and options for community living as adults. It has a great website.
Shelter for All
Shelter for All is a program that helps people with disabilities who are homeless. It is located in Mississippi.
Online Forums
Advanced Strategies Teleconference, No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) - May 2005
The topic of this teleconference was an overview of the No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) located in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. This program helps people with disabilities purchase their own home, or find better rental options.
Other
Jay Klein
Jay is an Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work at Arizona State University. He is an expert on housing and a pioneer in assisting people with disabilities to move from institutional settings into homes of their own.
Joe Wykowski
Joe is an expert on housing and a pioneer in assisting people with disabilities to move from institutional settings into homes of their own.
People Who Can Help
Cathy Ficker Terrill
Cathy is a porfessional,parent of a child with a dsiabiltiy and a person with a brain injury. She has done extensive work at the local, state, national and international arena in the areas of strategic planning, building social capitol, organizational...


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