Our Mission is to advocate for and promote sustainable housing for persons with developmental disabilities in a life enriching environment that fosters dignity and independence.
SAIL Housing is pleased to announce its partnership within the development of Willakenzie Crossing, an affordable housing project of 56 apartment units in Eugene, Oregon. Willakenzie Crossing opened its doors in January 2012 with sixteen of the new units made available for independent living by adults with developmental disabilities.
to learn how to apply for an apartment at Willakenzie Crossing or for more details on this unique housing project.
Our housing plus services model is designed to provide residents with developmental disabilities the supportive living environment they need to successfully transition to and maintain richer and more independent lives. The model has been successfully adopted in.
Supporting Access to Independent Living (SAIL Housing) formed in 2006 through the aligned interests of families, community members and local agencies to address the critical need in the Eugene-Springfield area for affordable and suitable housing where individuals withcan succeed in living independently.
SAIL Housing is committed to creating safe and service-supported housing opportunities throughout our community where persons with developmental disabilities can succeed in living independently. We advocate an affordable housing model of specially designed communities of one-bedroom and studio apartments, with a separate community building where residents, families and service providers can gather for learning and social activities. This housing will be built and operated in partnership with non-profit developers who specialize in affordable housing in our area. SAIL Housing’s primary roles in development and operation will be to assist in special needs design, and to coordinate individualized and group support services for residents at the housing locations, as well as create and assist with access to off-site programs and community resources.
Because suitable independent living situations are in short supply and do not meet the needs of our community, a majority of adults with developmental disabilities continue to live with and rely on aging parents or other family members. At SAIL Housing, we are acutely aware that the day will come when these family members can no longer care for their adult children at home. What happens then? SAIL Housing is working hard now to save families and our overburdened public agencies from facing this inevitable crisis later.
to find out how you can join SAIL Housing’s efforts.
Individuals with developmental disabilities deserve the opportunity to become as independent as possible, to work and live in their communities and be productive members of society. For many, that includes the opportunity to live in their own apartment. Currently, there are two major barriers: