In the independent living program, HOPE purchases a variety of housing types, such as single-family homes, small multi-family buildings, and condominiums in Southern California. We then maintain and rent these properties to adults with developmental disabilities at very reasonable rates—usually not more than 30% of their income. Though housing is shared in either two or three bedroom units, everyone has their own room, and often their own bathroom.
The Regional Center refers residents, helps with roommate selection, and provides supported living services through various partner agencies. Supported living services include assistance in meal preparation, help with budgeting and banking, training in how to use public transportation, and help in finding community resources for recreation or other needs. Persons with developmental disabilities decide themselves who will provide these services and what those services will be. This heightens their self-esteem and self-reliance, and gives them the confidence to achieve more in other areas of their lives such as employment, education and social development.
HOPE, and its affiliated HUD corporations, currently own over 20 independent living homes, with the capacity to house over 60 residents. HOPE is regularly engaged in property renovations and upgrades to ensure our residents live in the highest quality housing. Also, with a waiting list of over 100 individuals, HOPE is always looking to grow the program by purchasing and renovating new properties—in the next five years, as part of our 80 by 18 campaign, HOPE plans to expand to be able to offer an additional 80 people independent living homes.
HOPE Independent Living Homes empower adults with developmental disabilities to live with increased self-reliance without the threat of social isolation. Our residents pay 30% of their income toward rent and receive varying levels of in-house supported services.
Condo, single family housing, duplex, triplex, fourplex, 8-unit multi-family housing
Harbor Regional Center, individually selected and venderized supported living service agencies
Appleby Property Management
- Bellflower - 3
- Lakewood - 1
- Long Beach - 33
- Norwalk - 9
- Torrance - 4