Housing Choices for Young Adults with Disabilities

By | June 9, 2016



There is a time when a young one is ready to move out, so how do you ensure they move out to a house that is well suited for them.

Here are some of the factors that you need to consider when choosing a house:


This applies to everyone who wants to move out. You need to be sure you can afford the rent for at least 3 months. Check on the funding you child gets after the age of 18 and research for the financial help for housing. This will make sure you get a house that will not strain your pockets.

Talking with other parents who have been in the same situation

It is said one cannot survive by doing things alone. You will always need your fellow neighbor. Asking other parent how they dealt with the situation will guide you. You will try to avoid the challenges that they faced.

A supportive environment

Looking for the house in an environment that supports the child who is disabled is very important. Check on the close proximity of school, restaurant, bus stage or work. Do the roads support the disabled? This way you are assured that your child is in a safe home.


Consider the neighborhood safety, in terms of get to know the neighbors. Check on their criminal backgrounds. The environment safety, are there lights, good locks or even a fire evacuation plan? It is also good to follow your guts if you feel something is wrong in the area, then don’t force yourself into it.

Do you want roommates or not?

What is your child interested in? Living alone, living with someone else or in a group. In case they are living in a group, you can choose whether to live in a private or an apartment community. It is very wise to know your roommates, don’t choose them online. They can be your friends, schoolmates and neighbors.