What is CPSH?

CPSH stands for Community for Permanent Supported Housing

CPSH creates awareness about the need for housing in North Texas.  CPSH Leaders travel throughout north Texas to discuss housing with families, educations, businesses, houses of faith and government offices. We require funds to plan and hold these events.

CPSH is also working on plans for housing options in North Texas.  These plans will require architecture and feasablity plans, costing between $50,000 and $70,000.  These plans will be used again and again in locations across North Texas.

To increase housing options for adults living with intellectual/developmental disabilities in North Texas, we need your talents and resources:  

  • Who do you know who would be interested in participating in this mission?  
  • Is your business looking for a local social issue in which you, your business and your community will benefit? 
  • Do you have a talent such as marketing, public relations, grant writing, public speaking, fundraising, construction, housing development, interior design, and social services that you would like to share with CPSH? 

Creative ideas welcome! Please contact CPSH and let's make progress. 

What is the Case for Action?

  • Most concentrated population of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities is here in north Texas.
  • About 100,000 adults have an IDD and have at least one independent living difficulty. 
  • Enough beds will be available for about 3% of this population when their primary caretaker is no longer able to care for them. 
  • Caregivers (mostly parents) are aging. 20% are 60+ years old. 35% are 41-59 years old.
  • 90% of people with Down Syndrome will be affected by Alzheimer's disease by the age of 49. 
  • Renting is expensive for service providers. 
  • Neighbors are not aware of the capabilities of people living with disabilities.

What is the Mission of CPSH?

The mission of CPSH is to create housing options with the North Texas community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and social challenges regardless of IQ, and educational services for these adults and their families to encourage independent living.

Where does CPSH focus its efforts? 

Seven Counties - Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant.

Who is the target population?

There are about 100,000 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the seven counties who have at least one challenge to independent living.

Where does CPSH receive its funding?

  • Private sources: capital campaigns, foundation grants, donations from citizens, and business revenue.
  • Public sources: State and Federal programs for the disabled, and affordable housing program
  • Volunteer sector

An overview of Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH); a nonprofit, all volunteer organization in North Texas focusing on more housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Why does CPSH exist?

  • Show the need for more housing options.
  • Create awareness of the need in the Public, Private and Volunteer Sectors.
  • Work with Sectors to establish more residential options – safe,  clean, affordable, permanent, enriched housing options.
  • Raise funds to provide enriching activities in these residential development.

What are the challenges to find housing for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?

Here are a few challenges

  • Housing isn't an entitlement.  Receiving Medicaid waver or SSI or SSDI funding does not mean a person receives housing.
  • Federally funded housing (HUD 811 funding) is very competitive.  Budgets continue to be reduced.
  • Local Housing Authorities may not have input into what options their citizens with disabilities prefer.
  • Organizations that provide options are not aggressively establishing options, or marketing in North Texas.

As a parent, what can I do?

  • Make your needs known! Please complete the Housing Research Survey.
  • And of course volunteer! See the opportunities, here.

As a community leader, what can I do?

There are many ways to help these wonderful adults have options for housing before their caregivers pass away.  We need help with marketing, land acquisition, and funding (government and private).  You may have some creative ideas on how you can help us.  Please contact Robin LeoGrande, txcpsh@yahoo.com

Read more in our brochure

The following brochure provides key information regarding the work that CPSH is doing and how your donations and support are helping change the lives of real people.