ROOF's mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to successfully obtain and maintain affordable and inclusionary housing of their choice.
The ROOF Connector
Connecting you with housing news and resources
June 2017
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Housing Success Story: Kathy Leigh

After years of preparation, ROOF Board member Kathy Leigh moved into a home of her own that was specifically designed to fit her unique needs. 

We recently had the opportunity to speak with with Kathy to discuss her journey to home ownership:

Q: What brought you to home ownership?
A: I got my first apartment around 1995 and spent the next few years in a few different apartments.
I have a wonderful support system that helped. I learned that SHIP funds were available to help me buy my home and my New Perceptions support helped me fill out the paperwork. I was living in an apartment down the street from my new home as it was being built so I was able to go down and check on the progress.
I was able to move into the home in 2000.
Q: What does home ownership mean to you?

A: I never thought I'd ever own my own home. It's my pride and joy. I know my mom would be proud of me for doing all of this.
I've become an advocate for people with developmental disabilities so that they can find their opportunities to find the perfect home.
Florida Housing Coalition Annual Statewide Affordable Housing Conference

Register before July 28th to save $50 on registration fees for the Florida Housing Coalition's Annual Conference. The conference will host more than 700 affordable housing advocates, lenders, developers, administrators, and policy makers. 

National Low Income Housing Coalition Report 

On Thursday, June 8, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its annual Out of Reach  report, which shows the mismatch between the wages people earn and the price of decent housing throughout the United States.

PBC Housing Summit Broadcast

View the full broadcast of the PBC Housing Summit that was recorded by Public Affairs for the PBCTV Channel 20.

ACL Funding Opportunity

ACL is announcing a funding opportunity to increase integration and independence of individuals with developmental disabilities and to improve the quality of home- and community-based services (HCBS) by de veloping and testing one or more model approaches of a coordinated and comprehensive system for enhancing and ensuring the independence, integration, safety, health, and well-being of individuals living in the community. 

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