Housing

Constellation Cooperative Housing

In April 2012, a parent group approached us with a novel concept: a desire to purchase a five-bedroom residence for their adult children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the greater Boston area by creating a co-op model. This approach accomplishes three things: (1) their children will live in the community, (2) the parents will control […]

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Cardinal McCloskey Services

One year ago, Cardinal McCloskey Services (“CMS”) approached The DOF with the challenge of developing a home for four young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, all of whom were “aging out” of their residential educational programs and wished to live together in Westchester County, NY. CMS is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service agency that provides […]

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Movin’ Out

The DOF closed a $225,000 predevelopment loan to Madison, WI-based Movin’ Out, Inc. The organization has compiled an impressive record of success in helping people with permanent disabilities, and their families, find and maintain housing of their choice in communities throughout Wisconsin. This loan helped develop 33 housing units marketed to MOI’s target population of […]

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DOF Brought the Clarkins Home

In March 2012 DOF President and CEO Charlie Hammerman joined Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Habitat for Humanity, local officials and volunteers in a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming the Clarkins back into their newly renovated home. The Mineola family home, which had fallen into severe disrepair, was deemed uninhabitable by the state and the seven siblings […]

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Paseo du Luz

The DOF was pleased to make a $125,000 pre-construction loan to Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation in Ventura, CA to advance a 25-unit supportive housing development, known as Paseo du Luz, for very low-income people with psychiatric disorders. This early stage loan helped advance a $9.68 million project. The mission of Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) […]

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The Cottage

The first of its kind in Darien Connecticut, this house provides the six residents with a permanent home in an environment that allows them to engage in independent and group activities which enhance their lives. A professional staff assists the residents 24/7 in making choices, enjoying everyday life, achieving goals and living with dignity. The […]

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