BAHC is continually looking for ways to collaborate in developing new programs to help those in the Bay Area living with I/DD.

Many people with development disabilities live in their family’s home or in their own home. Sometimes there needs to be a modification made to their living arrangements that would make their lives so much easier, a home that works for them. A new pilot program is being developed between SARC and BAHC to address this need.

If there is a modification that needs to be made to a home and it meets the needs of the individual consumer and is part of their IPP, SARC will make a referral to BAHC to research, budget, bid, modify, supervise, evaluate and provide fiscal responsibility for the correct modification.

For more information on this program, please contact us and/or discuss with your SARC case manager.

Legacy Program

Many families are searching for a way to plan for the future of a child with developmental disabilities, which can be costly to the State and to families. Parents with children with developmental disabilities face difficult choices when it comes to ensuring housing for their children after they are gone.

The difficult and challenging housing market affects choices available to aging parents with a child that lives at home; or to younger parents who want to ensure secure living environments now; and to other family members who need or want to ensure the living environment for their family member.

With an increasingly aging population, and parents and caregivers aging and passing away, families of people with developmental disabilities need solutions for the housing needs of their loved one with a disability when they are gone.

Kris McCann and Claire McDermott, founders of Bay Area Housing Corp., talk about the need in this video:

Introducing the Legacy Program

Learn more about this program to address long-term housing needs for people with I/DD:

Lanterman Housing Alliance Legacy Homes Program.


Memory Care Program

Healthcare has improved steadily over the last few generations. Just as the lifespan of the general population has increased, so has that of the population of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Along with an increased life expectancy come all the problems associated with aging. The differences are that older adults with ID/D tend to have a more limited income, a more limited support circle, and a more difficult time adapting to aging.

BAHC and Noah Homes are working together to pioneer a program to serve the needs of people with I/DD as they also develop need for memory care. There are more than 50,000 people with a developmental disability over the age of 40 in California. BAHC and Noah are committed to creating “forever” homes that really feel like family homes, where memories are preserved in a place that incorporates innovative design and solid systems to provide support.

Here’s a look at the work Noah Homes has done in the San Diego area. We look forward to working with them in the Bay Area!

Noah Homes


Alzheimer’s Disease & Down Syndrome

A Practical Guidebook for Caregivers by the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, the Alzheimer’s Association and Nation Down Syndrome Society

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Growing Old: An Overview

Tamar Heller, PhD.

UIC Department of Disability and Human Development

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