What's the Need
There’s an affordability crisis in housing in the Bay Area. Demand is high. Supply is low. The housing shortfall is one of the biggest challenges we face. According to the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), three key facts spell out the need clearly:
The biggest impact is on people earning less than the median income.
Production of housing units has declined steadily since the mid-1980s.
The Bay Area has grown increasingly wealthier, and those residents outcompete our primarily low-income population with I/DD in a constrained market.
Now, imagine what this means for the estimated 250,000+ adults in the Bay Area with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). They typically earn less than 30% of the average median income in the Bay Area. Approximately 80% of individuals with I/DD are currently living in their family homes. They are priced out of even the most affordable housing. BAHC addresses this critical lack of affordable housing in California for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).
We are recognized for our leadership, problem solving, creativity, and competence. We focus on people with I/DD and are a voice throughout the State and the community for their housing needs.