Mission and History

Our mission is to enhance the lives of people with developmental and other disabilities and their families by creating and supporting quality, affordable housing opportunities. We work to ensure that all people enjoy rewarding lives in affordable homes of their choosing.

Housing Choices helps people with developmental and other disabilities secure the foundation of community living: a home.

Housing Choices was founded in 1997 by parents and service providers who recognized that, without access to affordable housing, people with developmental and other disabilities would be unable to make a successful transition from living in the family home to living in their own homes in the community.  

Finding affordable housing in Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties is difficult for anybody, and particularly so for an individual with developmental and other disabilities. The need for our housing navigation services has only grown since our founding.

In addition to assisting clients to find and apply for affordable housing, Housing Choices has also created a lasting commitment to affordable housing by working with developers at eighteen different Partner Properties. A number of other housing properties with set-aside units for people with developmental and other disabilities are in planning and development. At these Partner Properties, we administer a housing waiting list for set-aside units specifically for people with developmental and other disabilities, and we help current residents successfully maintain their housing stability.  

 

BY DONATING, YOU ARE ENSURING THAT PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL AND OTHER DISABILITIES HAVE ACCESS TO THE HOUSING THEY NEED IN ORDER TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AND INCLUSIVELY IN OUR COMMUNITY.