People with disabilities and their families have many things to consider when planning for housing that aligns with their vision of a good life and meets the family’s unique needs and interests. This guide provides information and resources so families can begin their housing planning journey.


Start Here

First, read the basic housing planning information here. After checking out the basic housing information, read the introduction here to understand how this guide is organized and how to get the most out of it.

Once you've looked at the two introductory documents, explore the nine housing options below.

 

Rent
Family member with a disability rents from an unrelated third party 
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Trust
Parent places a property in a trust for use by the family member with a disability
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Parent Owns
Parent owns a second property for use by the family member with a disability
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Parent Owns +
Parent owns a second property for use by the family member with a disability AND rents a portion of the property to a housemate(s)
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Donate to Agency
Parent donates a property to a service providing agency for use by the family member with a disability
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Housing Network
Parent donates a property to a housing network for use by the family member with a disability
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Form Nonprofit
Parent forms a nonprofit to own the property for use by the family member with a disability
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LLC
Parent forms a limited liability company (LLC) to own the property for use of the family member with a disability
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Person Owns
Person with a disability owns and occupies the property
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Stories

You can find stories from local families who have used a variety of these options to secure housing that matches their unique situations on this page.



Glossary

Not sure what a term means? See the Glossary of Terms and Acronyms here.