Welcome to the Southern California Housing Collaborative
We are a newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation determined to achieve the objectives stated in our mission statement, which are:
“To locate and secure affordable housing opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities.”
We work to create affordable housing opportunities on behalf of the more than 20,000 consumers of the San Diego Regional Center who live in both San Diego and Imperial Counties.
In California, developmental disability means a disability that originates before an individual attains age 18 years, continues, or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for that individual. The term includes intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. It also includes disabling conditions found to be closely related to intellectual disability or to require treatment similar to that required for individuals with intellectual disability but does not include other disability conditions that are solely physical in nature.
In 2007, the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities surveyed the adult consumers of the San Diego Regional Center to gather information on what they struggled with the most. The answers were very consistently affordable housing, employment, and transportation.
|With that in mind, SCHC was established in 2008 to address these consumers, and our primary mission is to locate and secure affordable housing opportunities for low-income individuals with developmental disabilities. We have developed relationships with for-profit and nonprofit entities that have special expertise in developing and operating affordable housing projects.
SCHC takes pride in fulfilling its objections depending on each individual’s disability. Proximity to important amenities such as public transportation, grocery stores, and employment are taken into consideration while searching for housing alternatives.