July 2017 Creating Home News (Archive)

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Creating Home News
Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

July 2017

Dallas News CPSH Commentary - IDD/Autism independent living
Recently, there have been several stories in the Dallas Morning News about developments being build for people living with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism. These are positive initiatives but in total they provide housing for less than 500 residents and the cost is out of reach for most families. More affordable, safe housing options are needed in North Texas.

As an organization that advocates for safe, affordable, service-enriched housing, we want the community to know that there are very affordable ways that individuals with these disabilities may access housing at about 30% of income. It takes work to make this happen.

Please go here to click through to view the story. There is also a link to the detailed story with data and examples.

Already, the story has reached over 3.000 people in North Texas. CPSH would like it to reach at least 5,000 people. If you feel so inclined, please forward the link or this email to others who may be interested in affordable housing and encourage them to contact CPSH.

CPSH has asked to meet with the Dallas Housing Authority to discuss the gap between Fair Market Rent (set by HUD) and competitive rent. The gap creates a challenge finding affordable rental property in safe neighborhoods where people with IDD and autism can live.

Soon, CPSH will host a community meeting to discuss this and other topics.

Thank you for reading and sharing.

Unite4housing: CPSH Complaint to HUD
CPSH has filed a compliant with HUD regarding the Dallas Housing Authority's cancelation of the Project-Based Voucher program for single family homes so that persons with IDD can live in safe, affordable housing in the DFW area.

The HUD investigator has notified us that the investigation is ongoing.

CPSH encourages you to participate in the email campaign to show local housing leaders that you support this complaint. Already 155 people have sent emails.

These vouchers are for Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties.

Anyone, anywhere can send emails.

For the latest information and the email campaign, go here.

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Would your child thrive in a tiny house?
Each month CPSH will pose a question about housing, so we can understand your thoughts about housing options. You can be anonymous or share your email address.

This is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.

Would you please send us your feedback, here?

Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey?
Your response helps CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.

Creating Home News and Calendar here


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About This Newsletter
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing e-newsletter has stories, calendar of events, and other features about creative housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges, as well as independent living in North Texas.

About CPSH
CPSH is a charity and works with families and community partners to create more housing options in the Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties for almost 100,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges regardless of IQ who need safe, affordable housing with support. CPSH has created an independent living guide for parents everywhere in Texas.

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