Affordable Housing for people with Disabilities

by Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc
Affordable Housing for people with Disabilities
Affordable Housing for people with Disabilities
Affordable Housing for people with Disabilities
Affordable Housing for people with Disabilities
Jun 17, 2019

Homes Are Completed!

SRO Kitchen
SRO Kitchen

It has been a long two years but finally two of the houses for individuals with disabilities are completed with more to be built. The average amount of income for an individaul with disabilities is $771 per month, and the average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment is $1000 leaving most people with disabilities homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

When we first started these projects we had a waiting list of over 50 individuals (and only 4 openings for housing) so when we knew we were going to build we signed a MOU with the housing authority for "Mainstream Vouchers" what that means in layman's terms is we could reduced the rent for each individual by hundreds of dollars if we signed up everyone on the waiting list  so even if we could not house them they could be housed. That coupled with  the reduced rent price for the four lucky individuals ment their rent would only be below $200 per individual thus alllowingthem to be able to live.

Once the homes were completed (these two, we plan to build at least 3 more this year, maybe more) the disabled individulas moved in and are enjoyin their new homes. What most people don't understand is these individuals have nothing, no bed, no furniture, no sheets, no pillows, no blankets, nothing that a "normal" person would have because they have been just barely surviving. So once housed we provide all of these items for the clients so that they can stop just surviving and start to try and enjoy their lives. 

With these two houses finished (they look like a regular single family house) we now can start building more of these and help save more lives, so every donation helps so thank you for all of your help it is appreciated.

Completed Bathroom in each SRO Unit
Completed Bathroom in each SRO Unit
Finished House
Finished House
Completed Room in Each Single Room Occupancy
Completed Room in Each Single Room Occupancy
Front Door Area
Front Door Area
Room size Perspective
Room size Perspective
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Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc

Location: Fort Myers, FL - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AHF@AHF5264
Project Leader:
Lois Healy
Fort Myers, FL United States
$1,496 raised of $999,999 goal
36 donations
$998,503 to go
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