The Foundation For the Challenged believes in community inclusion, and strives to help individuals with developmental disabilities access community-based living options. Living in a residence rather than institutions, developmental centers and skilled nursing facilities enables people with developmental disabilities to be part of a neighborhood and community.
In order to expand choice of living options, the Foundation executes a housing strategy by which it leverages its financial resources and those received through state and federal affordable-housing grants to make more community–based homes available. Foundation For the Challenged has collaborated with Scioto, a national housing service to provide property management for homes in 12 states.
Since 1999, Scioto’s service has provided community-based homes for thousands of individuals with disabilities across the country. Because the two organizations share a housing philosophy, their collaboration has worked to make more housing available to people with developmental disabilities and organizations that support them.
Since its formation, FFC has worked to incubate or facilitate programs that either provided or connected resources that can improve the everyday living experiences for people with developmental disabilities. In 2004 FFC became part of a national housing service as a means to increase the number of community-based homes available for people with developmental disabilities to live in as a neighbors and friends.