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From Vision to Reality - How a New Kind of Affordable Housing Accessible to Persons With Developmental Disabilities Found a Home in Rural Wisconsin


May 9, 2019

By Matt Geiger

Six years ago, a group of parents began to seriously question, “What happens to our sons and daughters with autism and other developmental disabilities when we are no longer able to care for them?”

Led by Susan Wallitsch and Mary Anne Oemichen, the group has developed an innovative housing model that addresses the needs of housing for adults with autism and other disabilities, Wisconsin workers struggling to afford rising housing costs, and seniors on a fixed income. Calling their group “Home of Our Own” (HOOO), and partnering with Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp...

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