SOLUTIONS for People with Developmental Disabilities
We develop person-centered, community-integrated
housing for people with developmental disabilities. In Cali-
fornia, people with developmental disabilities may be eligible
for state-funded support as a result of The Lanterman Act.
To determine eligibility, the state defines a developmental
disability as autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retarda-
tion or other similarly disabling conditions that occur before a
person turns 18, and is likely to continue indefinitely. Experi-
ence shows us that smaller living arrangements with fewer
people involved in care leads to better outcomes for people
who need support for daily living. Our beautiful, functional
and affordable homes and care facilities offer each person
their own bedroom and control over their environment, in an
atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Hello Housing advocates for housing models where the owner of the home is separate from the provider of the services. This separation provides residents with a more stable future.

Specialized Residential Home

  • A separate bedroom for each resident
  • Visual access between living areas throughout the home
  • Delayed egress devices on exterior doors
  • Alarm contacts on interior doors, windows and exterior gates
  • Marmoleum wainscoting making scuffs invisible
  • Impact-resistant drywall
  • Shatterproof glass and mirror treatments
  • Minimum 32” wide hallways and door openings
  • Roll-in showers
  • Wall-hung toilets for easy cleaning

Michelle is a proud new homeowner who purchased a Hello Housing NSP home in San Lorenzo.

Board Member Rick Jacobus is a national expert using data, not anecdote, to design more impactful affordable homeownership programs.

Mardie Oakes, President, blends finance, design and development to make places people thrive.

Jennifer Duffy, Vice President, turns opportunity into action with the Hello Housing team.

Apple lives in a new type of housing made possible by Senate Bill 962, sponsored by former Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

Larry shares a duplex with two housemates in an innovative residential program called the Family Teaching Model.

Tien is a proud new owner of an affordable home in Newark, as well a box full of tools to make home repairs easy.