Saturday, July 2, 2011

Foreclosed houses answer special needs for disabled

Larry Williams, a 59-year-old man with an intellectual disability, said his dream is to get married and buy a house of his own Downtown. But for now, he's happy in his nearly 2,000-square-foot home in Whitehaven.

Williams is one of three men with intellectual disabilities selected to move into the three-bedroom, two-bath home with 24-hour in-home care on Oakwood Drive, sponsored by United Housing and Shelby Residential and Vocational Services.

The organizations received a $1.3 million grant from the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program, which they've used to renovate seven formerly foreclosed homes for people with disabilities and low incomes.

Read Chelsea Boozer's The Commercial Appeal article HERE.
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