Baytown Apartments will be an affordable, inclusive, supportive permanent housing community for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and those in need of affordable housing in Hillsborough County. The community is a unique, innovative, and visionary partnership of service providers familiar with the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and extensive experience in affordable housing property management. Fifty percent or more of the residents will be individuals whose diagnosis meets the medical definition as having a “severe, chronic disability attributed to a mental/cognitive or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments that become obvious before the age of 22. The range of intellectual and developmental disabilities among Baytown Apartments applicants/residents (verified based on physician’s diagnosis, psychoeducational testing, IEP, or APD waiver support plan) include brain injury, genetic disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and Prader-Willi disease, among others. The condition is likely to continue indefinitely and limits the individual in three or more of the following areas: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, economic self-sufficiency. The conditions create the individual’s need for a combination of special services, individualized supports and other forms of long-term assistance that must be individually planned and coordinated.
Sponsor and Partners: CDS Monarch, Inc. (CDS), is a mission-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with over 40 years of experience delivering high-quality supportive services and housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) as well as veterans, families, and seniors across upstate New York. CDS understands that the viability and sustainability of Permanent Supportive Housing in an integrated development depends upon the successful operation and management of both traditional functions of affordable rental housing and those that meet the special needs of adults with I/DD. With practical knowledge of what is required of property management as well as a deep understanding of the importance of a strong working relationship between management and ownership, CDS has chosen Royal American Management, Inc. (RAM) to serve as the property management company for Baytown Apartments (Baytown). RAM has extensive experience operating and managing affordable housing communities, including those with Permanent Supportive Housing populations, and is well-suited to manage an integrated living community with a subpopulation of adults with I/DD.