Who is Home Ownership Made Easy?
Home Ownership Made Easy, (H.O.M.E.) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit housing corporation dedicated to providing permanent, affordable, accessible and safe housing for individuals with developmental disabilities.
H.O.M.E. was founded in 1989 by Mike Danneker, Executive Director of the Westside Regional Center, and a group of concerned parents and concerned individuals who wanted to develop alternative housing options for adults with developmental disabilities. Serving as property owner and as a property management company, H.O.M.E.’s mission and goals subsequently developed to offer affordable housing opportunities to individuals and families with special needs.
In California, Home Ownership made Easy was one of the first non-profit affordable housing organizations to offer developmentally disabled people the opportunity to live independently, in non-licensed apartments or condos in the community with supported services from the Regional Centers.
We have developed a “triangle of support” between H.O.M.E., who provides affordable housing to individuals, the Regional Center who provides an array of services to support the individual and the independent service providers contracted by Regional Centers to provide support services in the home. These strong supported living services assist people with developmental disabilities make a smooth transition from Development Centers or family living situations into the community and quality neighborhoods.