Community Homes, Inc.
Community Homes operates with the vision that all adults with disabilities deserve the opportunity to thrive in a quality, safe community-based home. The organization was founded with the mission to create rich, full lives for adults with developmental disabilities by promoting and providing quality, community-based housing and services. Community Homes selects and supports excellent care providers to create the environment for residents to grow and experience independence in the community.
PO Box 1240
Bothell, WA 98024
Since the opening of our first home in 1996, Community Homes has continued to grow and expand. The organization has been successful in securing public funding to purchase, own and operate a total of seven Adult Family Homes in the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville and Bothell. Grants from the State of Washington Housing Trust Fund, King County Housing Finance Program, and ARCH Housing Trust Fund provide the funds to purchase and renovate the homes. Each home is licensed for five residents with a full-time, live-in care provider, who leases the home at a below-market rate.
In 2013, Community Homes launched Shared Living - a complementary housing model that provides greater flexibility for families and residents. By utilizing Section 8 vouchers and accessing the rental market, the organization can create unique, community-based housing opportunities within a six- to twelve-month timeline, compared to the three-year timeline to purchase, renovate, license and open an Adult Family Home. Shared Living households include one to four residents, and a licensed care provider who supports the residents in maintaining their independence. In both housing models the full-time care providers are supported and mentored by Community Homes.
In 2017, the organization launched Housing Readiness Workshops for families in the Puget Sound area. These individualized workshops will help families learn how to navigate the steps to create their own housing with the Shared Living model and/or ensure their readiness to apply for openings in Medicaid Adult Family Homes.