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Hillsdale County Homes and Housing

Our community continues to grow at a slow steady rate as provided by the latest figures of the 2000 census statistics. With those increases and the importance of providing adequate, affordable and diversified housing, we will have to tap into all available resources to meet these needs.

In developing this site we have hopefully provided you with enough information to increase your knowledge with regards to the types of housing and government financing available in Hillsdale County.

Transitional Housing
F H A
Apartments
Disabled Accessible Housing
Assisted Living
HUD Housing
AFC Homes

Transitional Housing

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Click here to view full size picture "In Michigan, Habitat affiliates have built over 1600 homes. In 2001, 200 homes were built by Habitat affiliates in Michigan."

The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness is a nonprofit association of emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, government agencies, housing and service programs, and concerned citizens from across the State.

The Coalition's mission is to decrease the incidence of homelessness, improve the quality of services provided to people who are homeless; to effect systemic change to alleviate the root causes of homelessness, and increase communication among Michigan homeless assistance providers.

F H A

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Floor plan "Since its inception in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has provided vital public services contributing to the health and well-being of individuals and communities through its nationally administered programs. After being consolidated into the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Housing in 1965, the FHA continued its core mission of contributing to the building and maintenance of healthy, prosperous neighborhoods and expanding opportunities for affordable home ownership, rental housing and healthcare."

Apartments

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Apartment Living [Click here to view full size picture] Apartment living can be a very comfortable experience within a community.

Low maintenance and location make this style of housing attractive to many couples and individuals. Availability has been an important issue in our community and, as you look around, you will see many new developments within our area. Setting, comfort and affordability have been key issues in their production as we strive to meet those needs.

Follow the link to a directory of apartment complexes below the picture and inquire about apartment living. Hillsdale County will continue to build for the future.

Disabled Accessible Housing

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handicap accessible ramp [Click here to view full size picture] "It means something different to someone who uses a wheelchair than to someone who uses crutches, to someone who is blind than to someone with low vision, to someone diagnosed as fearful of the outside world than to someone severely depressed.

For some people the most important issues relate to general environment instead of physical characteristics such as the width of a doorway.

Of course, some things are important to people with disabilities and, also, to non-disabled people: location of public transit or a safe neighborhood."

Accessability and quality of life in a home environment are essential to disabled residents. Be an informed resident and surf this page for information on disability housing, support and your rights.

Assisted Living

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Assisted Living Options [Click here to view full size picture]
As stated by NCAL:
"Assisted living is a long term care alternative for seniors who need more assistance than is available in a retirement community, but who do not require the heavy medical and nursing care provided in a nursing facility. While many seniors relocate to an assisted living residence after a period of rahabilitation in a nursing home or hospital, nearly half come directly from their homes.

Assisted living residences are designed to be operated, staffed, and maintained to best meet the needs and desires of their residents. Security and independence, privacy and companionship, and physical and social well-being are the primary characteristics of an assisted living setting; this accounts for its popularity among seniors and their families. Individuals receive, as needed, supervision, personal care assistance, and health care services that emphasize their right to control their lives.

Extended life expectancy and the graying of America are at the heart of the unprecedented demand for a variety of long term health care services. In 2000, about one in eight Americans was aged 65 or older; by 2030, it is estimated that approximately one in five will be aged 65 or older."

HUD Housing

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In order to better understand the benefits of this government program. At this time it would probably be beneficial to share their mission statement with you.

"A decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American



Creating opportunities for homeownership



Providing housing assistance for low-income persons



Working to create, rehabilitate and maintain the nation's affordable housing



Enforcing the nation's fair housing laws



Helping the homeless



Spurring economic growth in distressed neighborhoods



Helping local communities meet their development needs"

AFC Homes

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Love of Life in our Golden Years [Click here to view full size picture] "Adult foster care has been defined as offering a community-based living arrangement to adults who are unable to live independently because of physical or mental impairments or disabilities and are in need of supervision or personal care.

Adult foster care homes offer 24-hour supervision, protection, and personal care in addition to room and board; they are differentiated from other residential care settings by both the size of the homes and the family nature of the care setting."
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