Space and Quality of Life
The supply of affordable, accessible, supportive housing for people with disabilities remains far less than the need. Being part of the community and living independently are among the most important values and goals shared by people with disabilities, their families, and advocates. A home of one’s own is the cornerstone of independence for people with disabilities.
The Reena Community Residence (completed in 2012) is a model solution for affordable living where people of varied abilities come together to live a meaningful life, connected to their families, friends and neighbours. Beyond providing a home and supports, this integrated program builds a community where people can live, work and play. Tenants are asked to commit to a social vision that emphasizes the importance of living and sharing life together. Residents, who range in age from their 20’s to mid-80’s, are encouraged to look out for their neighbours and can expect the same help from other community members.