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.
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