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Default May 14, 2024 at 02:13 AM
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They have it here and I was wondering what it is? Is anyone in supportive housing? Or housing for disabled and elderly? I'm wondering if it's a good option for us.

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I use to work in supportive housing might be different where you are but where I am I use to help the men I supported live in their homes in the community. I would take them food shopping, clothes shopping etc help with house hold tasks and make sure all is well with them. This was for men who had autism so it could be different

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Default May 14, 2024 at 01:58 PM
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I had a friend in supportive housing and there are pros and cons. Some were disabled, some were elderly. The cops were there frequently, and there was an old woman who scared the crap out of my friend by smoking with O2 tanks on her. There was a staff on site at all times to help the tenants mostly with housing/billing type stuff. I liked it because it was the first place I’ve been to in that city without bed bugs haha.

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I live in supportive housing. I’m 29 (almost 30) and have bipolar disorder. I’m essentially independent other than having appointments with one of the program managers once a month to go over my goals. I’ve lived here since January 2020. They do a lot for the tenants. Like they have potlucks, bingo, different art events, yoga , movies etc in the community room in the lobby. I live by myself. It’s good because I have the support and incentive to keep my apartment clean cause of inspections , because when I was living in independent housing obviously they didn’t have those regularly so I kind of would fall into depressive episodes and not clean and my place was a mess. But since I’ve moved here I have done pretty well. I’m independent. It also gives me a reason to get out of my apartment because when I lived 100% independent housing I’d isolate for days , weeks, months on end. But here there’s events and there’s other people and the community room and there’s also treadmills in every one of the laundry rooms. There’s one on each floor. So I use the treadmill everyday. They’re really nice ones with inclines. People who live here are at various stages of independence. Most are independent. Some have more outside support like a person who comes and spends time with them during the day. There’s old people, young people, ages of all range.

There used to be a lot of issues in the building mainly due to the neighborhood we’re in not being great. Lots of traffic in and out of the building with illegal drug use /overdosed. But they’ve cleaned up the building a lot and it’s a lot better than it was. Also there’s a small computer lab. And there’s vending machines. An ATM in the building. There’s 24/7 security in the lobby so there’s always a security guard here even when the staff isn’t here on weekends or holidays. People are friendly. I have two cats. We’re allowed to have up to two pets if they’re approved as emotional support animals from our psychiatrist.

Let me think if I’m forgetting anything, there’s occasionally tenant meetings in the community room where the program director will re-emphasize program rules and expectations.

Trying to think what else, they have holiday dinners for almost every holiday. Really good food too that the staff cooks.

They’re in touch with my psychiatrist and therapist and medical doctors and make sure I’m getting my appointments like for physicals, and dental and eye exams.

Sometimes they’ll have a van that takes people who sign up on a trip to Walmart or aldis for them to buy their food.

I got nominated as tenant of the year last year. It was for the region of this state, I didn’t win but lots of nominees are sent throughout the region. Regardless it was nice of them to recognize me. And I got a nice letter from my program manager

There’s also a nice outside area with benches, with a specified smoking and non smoking section.

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Default May 14, 2024 at 09:35 PM
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I was a residential advisor in a supportive apartment for the blind and deft blind. We didn’t do anything for the tenants. We taught them how to do things for themselves. Like cleaning their place and cooking. We did drive them once a week for food shopping. Help them keep their money folded properly for different denominations, read them their bills and helped them budget . Most of the young ones worked. There was one 70 year old who still worked one day a week because she didn’t want to completely quit, she was both blind and deaf. Because I knew sign language I was her main worker. Some were young and working on being fully independent and getting their own place others were older and this was a stop before a nursing home. All were single except for one couple.

Have you looked into hud housing for the disabled. That’s more independent but based on income.

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Default May 15, 2024 at 02:50 PM
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I'm not looking for someone to do things for me that I can do. I need a more accessible apartment. I already have HUD housing but there's daily living things I can't do here without my husband. So I don't even know if I would qualify. However I don't want to rely on Victoria if he needs to leave for an extended time for any reason. He got sick one time for a week we lived off cereal bars and almost got evicted because I couldn't take the trash out. When he was in the hospital I survived off hospital food and Victoria took care of the garbage and brought me to and from the hospital on the bus. When he was gone for the month we survived off box Mac and cheese, I couldn't keep up with the house, and I couldn't shower. I can't even take my dog out here because of the stairs. So I do need extra help when no one is around. I need a more accessible apartment at the very least. I just don't know how to get it.

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Default May 15, 2024 at 03:59 PM
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Sounds like you have a regular HUD apartment, look into HUD disability apartments. They are accessible, have elevators and accessible bathrooms.

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