Our Homes and Services
Adult Family Homes
Community Homes owns and operates 7 licensed adult family homes in the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell and Woodinville. Each home has 5 residents with a licensed, live-in care provider. We currently have three men’s homes and four women’s homes, serving a total of 35 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Community Homes provides consulting support to develop Shared Living homes, which utilize Section 8 vouchers and serve 2-3 residents with a licensed, live-in care provider. These homes are located throughout King County. Since 2014, we have assisted families in developing 11 Shared Living homes serving 25 adults with disabilities.
Once the home is operational, Community Homes may provide continued fee-based management support for family members and the care provider.
Housing Education Series
The road to independence for an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities includes secure and affordable housing. Community Homes is committed to helping families understand and navigate the housing journey.
Our Housing Readiness Workshops are offered throughout the year in various locations and provide information regarding the housing models available and the “stepping stones” for accessing them. Workshops are offered for three “levels” of information, designed to present complex information in manageable sections.
In 2019 and 2020, Community Homes has partnered with King County DDD and the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Kirkland and Woodinville to offer these workshops. Workshops are also offered for Spanish-speaking families through a partnership with the Arc of King County.
Introduction to Housing
Participants learn the basics of each supportive housing model and understand the services needed to qualify for and acquire housing. This class helps families understand housing basics and terminology.
Exploring Community-Based Housing Models
Those who attend the Level One workshop are then ready to learn more about the steps to finding or creating community-based housing for their family member. This workshop includes more group interaction and time for families to discuss and explore a shared vision for community-based housing.
Creating Housing & Shared Living Tool Kit
Once a family is ready to take the final steps in the housing journey, the Level Three program provides small group support and resources. Community Homes provides detailed information for finding a suitable home, hiring a qualified care provider and creating shared values and expectations for the household.