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Housing Corporation

Typical Housing Consumer

  • Has multiple disabilities that require specialized adaptive equipment for operating a wheelchair, accessing household appliances, light switches, faucets, etc.
  • Needs from 4–10 hours of assistance with daily living activities
  • Health-related needs, such as tube feeding, catheterization, wound care
  • Personal care-related needs, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, meal preparation
  • Uses a power wheelchair with a much wider wheelbase and turning radius than a manual chair - entries, doorways and hallways must be wider and space in bathrooms must be large enough to accommodate the bigger wheelchair
  • Experiences frequent hospitalizations and emergency room visits due to fragile health
  • Lives on low or very low income, usually with SSI disability payments; can afford rent/utilities of $150/month or less