In two neighborhoods, we have created affordable housing for low-income families living with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS who were homeless or precariously housed. This program includes three properties, Sunflower House (20 units), Marigold Place (7 units), and Daffodil House (32 units).
Creating housing for persons living with disabilities requires that we are aware of our clients’ needs at all times – especially prior to construction. This means selecting door hardware that allows doors to be opened easily, designing kitchens and bathrooms that can easily be adapted for someone using a wheelchair, or providing water filtration systems to safeguard against further attacks on people with weakened immune systems. It also means that we adequately staff our buildings to provide property management and maintenance services.
Building Futures unfortunately has a waiting list for our units, which means that it can take up to 8 years from the time someone applies until a unit becomes available. This is our primary reason for our plans to continue developing additional properties, including Daffodil House, our most recent acquisition.
You can download an application for Sunflower House and Marigold Place.