Housing Stories

Meet some of the local families who have used a variety of housing options that match their specific situations. To learn more about different housing options for people with disabilities and their families, take a look at our Housing Options Guide here.

Sep 28, 2021
Sarah and Stephanie live together in an apartment in Norwood. They've learned how to work together and enjoy their independence, friendship, and the walkability of their neighborhood.
Sep 28, 2021
Dakotah lives on his own in an apartment in Mt. Healthy. On his journey, he learned the power of finding good neighbors and of being a good neighbor.
Lynne and Leah smiling on the couch
Sep 30, 2019
Leah Alexander rents an apartment in Oakley. She and her sister, Lynne Calloway, describe Leah's housing journey and share a tool they're using as they consider next steps.
Linda and Debbie smiling while sitting on the couch
Aug 29, 2019
Sisters Linda and Debbie Kunick bought a home together many years ago. They share the financial responsibilities and support one another. Owning their own home together is a big part of their plan for a safe and secure future.
Jul 18, 2019
Jennifer Brown and her husband purchased a second home very near their own home. Their son, Richard, moved into the home over 10 years ago. He is well-connected in his neighborhood and enjoys living in his own place.
Jul 18, 2019
Cindy and Mark Molloy, and their daughter, Shannon lived together in a single-family home for many years. Mark and Cindy recently purchased a two-family home in Clifton. They live in one unit and Shannon lives in the other.
Jun 27, 2019
Lucinda Hurst recently purchased a second property with two units that are currently rented to tenants, using a traditional landlord-tenant arrangement. Lucinda and her husband hope that their son, Andy, will live in one of the units when he's older.
Jun 25, 2019
The Wenning family purchased a house next to their own that they rent to their sons, one of whom has a disability.
Jun 23, 2019
After living together in a single-family home for years, Julie and Mark Dunford purchased a townhouse for themselves, and the condo next door for their son, Alex, and their daughter, Michelle.
Jun 20, 2019
The Dunford family uses off-the-shelf technology to stay in touch across their side-by-side housing units.
May 18, 2019
Heather Sturgill is a private contractor addressing barriers to community living. She owns a home in Northside. Heather uses an array of off-the-shelf technology to secure the entryways to her home, control the lighting, and manage her stovetop.
May 17, 2019
Gina Gehm, Executive Director of the Housing Network of Hamilton County, describes three ways this organization helps people with disabilities and their families with housing.