Baytown Apartments

Location: Hillsborough County, Florida

Baytown Apartments will be a 30-unit 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 at Baytown Apartments 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.

MacDonald Training Center (MTC) transforms lives through innovations in vocational training, employment pathways, residential supports and life enrichment opportunities. MacDonald Training Center is a private- 501(c)(3) non profit, established in 1953 by J. Clifford MacDonald, as one of the first pre-schools in our nation for children with disabilities. A tireless advocate for full inclusion for people with disabilities, Mr. MacDonald received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and served as Chair of the National Committee for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.