Partnerships for Housing provides quality, affordable, accessible homes for residents of Butler County with disabilities to foster and encourage independence in their community.
Founded in 1992 by the Butler County Board of MR/DD, Partnerships for Housing assists people with disabilities who may experience difficulty in locating an affordable and accessible home that meets their needs and allows them to be a part of their community.
Studies show that people with disabilities are often under- or unemployed. Many are considered extremely low income, as they earn less than 30 percent of the area median income (less than $15,000/year for a single person household). In addition, about 20 percent of people with a developmental disability have a mobility impairment, which requires alterations to the home just to enable access. The Butler County-area has a shortage of affordable and accessible homes that meet the needs of people with disabilities. At Partnerships for Housing, we aim to lessen the financial burden on people with disabilities and their families by providing quality, affordable, and accessible housing for people with disabilities in neighborhoods that are closer to their families, friends, and jobs. We currently have 59 single-family and duplex homes — 33 of which are wheelchair accessible — all of which provide housing to more than 130 people with disabilities.
Partnerships for Housing envisions a world where all individuals with disabilities are valued neighbors living in their chosen community.
Everyone needs a place to relax and unwind. Everyone needs a place to call home. However, people with disabilities often find themselves isolated from their community in care facilities and group homes, all too often lacking a sense of community and belonging. Butler County has many active and vibrant neighborhoods. We believe that providing housing resources that allow people to live near their friends and family will have a positive impact on both the communities and our clients’ personal happiness.