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An overview of Disabled Group Housing, how they benefit individuals, communities, and society, and how you can help.

An overview of Disabled Group Housing, how they benefit individuals, communities, and society, and how you can help.

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    • Disabled Group Housing an investment in people, communities and society Jason Howell, Executive Director SoberHood/TROHN
    • Disabled Group Housing Presentation Objectives:
        • To gain an understanding of group housing and why it is needed
        • To understand the far reaching benefits to disabled individuals, families...and society
        • To understand that different people have different group housing needs and/or at different points in their life
        • To answer frequently asked questions
        • To understand how you can help
    • Disabled Group Housing Introduction
      • General Definition
      • Living arrangements where several unrelated individuals who are disabled receive support services along with housing in a single dwelling
      • Shortage of Disable Group Housing
          •  Lack of affordable housing in competitive markets
          • Lack of financial resources
          • Stigma and discrimination
    • Disabled Group Housing Introduction
      • Takes a Village
      • Residents House Manager
        • Peer vs Staff
        • Overnight vs 24/7
      • Housing Provider
        • Nonprofit
        • For profit
      • Landlord
      • Service Providers
        • Case managers
        • Employment services
        • Transportation
        • Other wrap around services
    • Disabled Group Housing Introduction
      • Disabled Individuals Often Need  Group Housing
        • To receive the support they need
        • To afford services
        • To live happier, healthier and more productive lives
    • Disabled Group Housing Far Reaching Benefits
      • A Rippling Effect
        • Disabled individuals
        • Family and friends
        • Workplaces
        • Neighborhoods
        • Society as a whole
    • Disabled Group Housing Far Reaching Benefits
      • Generates Costs Savings
        • Cost effectively providing services
        • Efficiently matches service levels with service needs
        • Reduces, delays and/or eliminates the need for more costly services
    • Disabled Group Housing One-size Does NOT Fit All
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    • Disabled Group Housing One-size Does NOT Fit All
      • Diverse Populations and Needs
        • Co-occurring disabilities and/or chronic illnesses
        • Degree of disability or stage of chronic illnesses
        • Self determined goals, desires...
        • Gender, age, number of dependents...
        • Veterans, LGBT, re-entry, homeless...
        • Financial resources and limitations
    • Disabled Group Housing One-size Does NOT Fit All
      • Different Group Housing Models
      • Boarding Home
      • Board and Care Home
      • Enriched Housing
      • Therapeutic Community
      • Assisted Living Home
      • Foster Home
      • Transitional Housing
      • Faith-based House
      • Sober House
      • Sober Living House
      • Clean and Sober Home
      • Recovery Home
      • Recovery Residence
      • Halfway House
      • Three-Quarter House
      • Quarter House
    • Disabled Group Housing One-size Does NOT Fit All
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    • Disabled Group Housing Frequently Asked Questions
      • No Effect on Property Value 
      • According to Council of Planning Librarians 
      • Over 50 studies such as:
        • There Goes the Neighborhood: A Summary of Studies Addressing the Most Often Expressed Fears About the Effects of Group Homes on Neighborhoods in Which They Are Placed 
        • Group Homes for Developmentally Disabled Persons
        • City of Lansing Planning Department, Influence of Halfway Houses and Foster Care Facilities Upon Property Values  
    • Disabled Group Housing Frequently Asked Questions
      • No Effect on Neighborhood Safety
      • Impacts on the Surrounding Neighborhood of Group Homes for Persons with Developmental Disabilities -- 
      • Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
      • Sober Homes Make Great Neighbors: Low Crime, Self Funded, Saves Money, Healthy Lives --
        • 25 Austin Sober Homes
        • 2011 Crime Data (Krimelabb.com)
        • 2 reports
        • ZERO arrests
    • Disabled Group Housing Frequently Asked Questions
      • Labor of Love, Not Profits
      • Limited Revenue
        • Low income, low resource residents
        • Variable occupancy rates
      • High Costs
        • Startup costs
        • Working capital costs
        • Overhead, staffing, wrap around service costs
        • High needs residents
        • Maintenance costs
        • Marketing costs 
    • Disabled Group Housing Frequently Asked Questions
      • Regulation Throws the Disabled Baby Out with the Bathwater
        • Unfunded mandates will
          • Reduce service quality
          • Reduce the number of available houses, especially for under served populations
          • Result in discrimination
        • Regulation is most often proposed by Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) groups rather than Advocates for Persons with Disabilities
    • Disabled Group Housing Frequently Asked Questions
      • Federally Protected
        • American's with Disabilities Act
        • Fair Housing Act
        • Case Law
      • State Regulations
        • Limited by Federal Fair Housing Rights
        • Fire & Safety Codes
        • Clinical & professional services
      • Local Ordinances
        • Limited by Fair Housing Rights
    • Disabled Group Housing Frequently Asked Questions
      • Carrots Work Better Than Sticks
        • Power of the purse
          • Government funding standards
          • Nonprofit funding standards
        • Distinguishing "Good" Providers
          • Texas Recovery Oriented Housing Network (TROHN)
            • Develop housing standards
            • Accreditation and certification process
    • Disabled Group Housing How You Can Help
      • Become an Advocate
        • Disabled Rights
        • Housing Rights
        • Encourage housing providers to join TROHN.org
      • Support Housing Nonprofit
        •  Donate, fundraise...
        • Volunteer
      • Be a Good Neighbor
        • Meet the house management and exchange contact info.
        • Work together on neighborhood projects