Specialized Residential Homes

Bay Area Housing Corp is a California housing partner providing specialized solutions in the shift from institutional settings to community-based housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The need became clear with the historic closure of Agnew’s Developmental Center in March of 2009.

BAHC owns and manages a portfolio of 52 special needs properties. These different housing models, designed specifically for residents’ unique needs, provide care and supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We work closely with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Regional Centers (SARC, GGRC, RCEB) to transition people to these small community-based licensed care homes. All referrals for the individuals living in the homes come from the Regional Centers. BAHC is not involved in that selection process but acquires, adapts, and manages the properties. The properties are then leased to the service providers.

Behavioral Homes

Enhanced Behavioral Homes

These homes provide specialized support for residents who may have a dual diagnosis and are intentionally designed for the protection of residents, staff, and community and to provide space for ongoing behavioral therapy.

Caregivers have special training in managing behaviors that can be challenging in living situations.

  • Crisis or Transitional Homes are a type of Enhanced Behavioral Home that provide a safe place for individuals to live temporarily after an unexpected change in their life and need extra support.
Children's Homes

Children's Homes

While most residents are adults, some of our homes are occupied exclusively by children under age 21.

These homes are specially adapted for young residents with I/DD whose families may have difficulty caring for them. Special care is taken to provide outdoor space that allows for games and activities.

Family Teaching Model

Family Teaching Model Homes

The Family Teaching Model is a successful service concept. Often a duplex, these homes house a family caregiver on one side and up to three residents on the other side. An interior door bridges the two units, allowing both privacy and easy access between the two.

This model creates a home, as well as a family environment for both caregivers and residents.


962 Homes

Designed specifically for residents who are medically fragile, 962 Homes blend into the neighborhood from the exterior, yet have all the equipment needed to provide enhanced medical care for to up to five residents.

Open floor plans exceed ADA standards throughout.

"One Home at a Time"
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