When Sean suddenly lost his roommate in his two-bedroom apartment in Mankato, he needed a place to live.
Neither Sean nor his mother thought coming back to the family home was the best solution. Sean uses the Developmental Disabilities Waiver administered by the Department of Human Services for support and was eligible and ready to move with Housing Access Services.
Arc of Southwestern Minnesota staff worked with both Sean and his mother to discuss budgeting and seek a new living arrangement that was affordable. During the process Sean said, "I really like it here in my apartment and would like to stay. ...it's so close to what I need." Arc staff made inquiries with the landlord, who had recently remodeled a one-bedroom unit in the same building. Arc worked with the landlord who reduced the rent amount by $40 in an effort to make it affordable for Sean.
Sean said after his move, “I love it here. I am so happy."