Leading Edge Resources: A Home of My Own

Housing Trusts. Another way of promoting home ownership is through community and individual trust funds dedicated to developing housing or managing housing. trusts.

One approach is the Housing Trust Funds.

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According to the Housing Trust Fund Project: (http://housingtrustfundproject.org/) such funds "are established to provide the financial resources needed to address the housing needs of low and very low income households. Some extend this mission to moderate income; others focus on the needs of the homeless or other special groups. They clearly intend to serve unmet existing housing needs of their poorest residents." These funds can be used for housing for people with disabilities.

Another approach is for families or individuals to put a home in a private trust for a person with a disability. The house is legally set aside for the person with a disability, and a trustee (which might be a support network/circle) oversees management.

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