June 2019 CREATING HOME NEWS

 
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Creating Home News

 

Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

June 23, 2019

 

CREATING HOME NEWS - news for people living with intellectual/developmental disabilities and neurodiversty, their families, and people who support them in their goals to live to their fullest potential.

Let's create housing options so that people with disabilities can select from homes near health providers, employment, transportation, and social opportunities. They have the right to nothing less.


 
 

From the CPSH Board - More property owners across North Texas consider people with disabilities as desirable tenants. More safe, affordable housing is becoming available. This is great for people who want to live close to family, health providers, employment, transportation, and social opportunities.  The Neighborhood Homes listed below are available now for people with disabilities.  Don't miss out.

CPSH also continues to work with Medicaid Waiver Service Agencies to discuss person-centered independent living and associated services.

If you would like CPSH to assist your family in planning for a loved one to move into a home of their choice, please contact us.


 


ISPACE Homes App Now Available!


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A new iPhone app connects people with disabilities  with property owners who want to rent their properties to people with disabilities. The app also connects tenants who want to be house mates.
"So easy to use and sign up for."

 "We had looked at a house for our son and applied for him to be a tenant. He wasn't selected and now because of the ISPACE app we have more choices."


If you are a property owner who has property to lease or a person with a disability (or family of that person), please  create your profile as soon as possible.  More profiles means more people finding homes of their choosing.

Instruction to download:
  • Open the App Store in iOS by tapping on the icon on your Home Screen
  • Tap Search
  • In the keyword field type ispacehomes
  • Check back on the App Store for updates
For more information go to txcpsh.org/ispacehomes.


 


Female Housemates with Disabilities wanted 

Irving, TX

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  • "I'm never leaving this house!" - New Tenant

  • Entire house renovated

  • Near medical, transportation, shopping

  • Rent approx. $750/month per resident, plus utilities. Bring your Mainstream Voucher and we will contact the Housing Authority.  

  • Offered by Kathy Lipnick at 214-216-2226 or email kathy@keyreadyliving.com 

 


Male Housemate with Disabilities Wanted 

Denton, TX

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  • Opening for a moderate functioning man to join three others in a beautiful 3000 sq ft home in Denton. Each bedroom has a closet area and a shared bath. There is a large laundry area with a washer, dryer, sink and additional storage for each roommate.
  • The house has a large yard, outdoor deck, and 2 car garage.
  • Ping pong, basketball and air hockey games are available for use by all.
  • The home is located on a large cul de sac right off West Oak, 2 blocks from UNT.
  • Rent is $2500 which includes utilities, meals, and a full-time care giver.
  • DCTA bus stop is close by
  • Planned activities and outings on Saturdays with caregiver.
  • Tenants all attend Life Works Community Day Program. Transportation to and from is provided.
  • Housing Vouchers are welcome!
  • Contact Cathy McGowan, cmcgowan@lifeworks.community, 469-964-1897
 


Female Housemates with Disabilities Wanted 

Denton, TX

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  • Opening for high functioning women to join two amazing ladies both in their 20s in a beautiful new 4 bedroom home in Denton. Each Bedroom has a large closet and each roommate will have their own sink and storage in a shared bath. There is a large laundry area with a washer, dryer, sink and additional storage for each roommate.
  • Home is located on a large cul de sac off West Oak, 2 blocks from UNT 
  • Rent is $1500 which includes utilities, most meals, and caregiver to help with dinner and evening activities. (* a discount in the rent will be applied if you bring your CDS -PA hours.) 
  • There is a full time caregiver in a home across the street that is available to the ladies for emergencies.
  • DCTA Bus stop is close by.
  • Planned activities and outings on Saturdays with caregiver.  
  • Housing Vouchers are welcome!
  • Contact Cathy McGowan, cmcgowan@lifeworks.community, 469-964-1897
 


8/6/2019 Including a home in your estate (and Special Needs Trust)

 
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Are you thinking about creating a Neighborhood Home or leaving a home to in your estate for your loved one with disabilities? Tresi Weeks of Weeks Law Firm will share some of the issues that you need to address when you are making these plans for the future. We hope you will join us for this important discussion.

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Need for Neighborhood Home for Men in Collin County


There are several men with disabilities in Collin County interested in living in single-family home or a multi-bedroom apartment.   Description of Neighborhood home:
  • Any property owner can lease to person with disability 
  • Housemate compatibility a priority
  • Each individual chooses their own service agency for in-home services
  • Each Individual creates their own schedule
  • Opportunity to learn independence
  • Not owned or rented by a Medicaid agency.
If you are interested in establishing a Neighborhood Home in Collin County in the next few months, please contact Robin LeoGrande.

 


Mom in Commerce, TX wants to establish a Neighborhood Home for Women


Description of Neighborhood home:
  • Any property owner can lease to person with disability 
  • Housemate compatibility a priority
  • Each individual chooses their own service agency for in-home services
  • Each Individual creates their own schedule
  • Opportunity to learn independence
  • Not owned or rented by a Medicaid agency.
If you know of a female who is interested in living in Commerce, TX please contact Robin LeoGrande.

 


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