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Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis

Identifying the needs and preferences of adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)

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The Need

Adults with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) face a critical shortage of housing options and access to supports they need to thrive.

The First Place Global Leadership Institute Center for Real Estate & Community Development is launching a comprehensive housing market analysis of needs and preferences in Greater Phoenix to drive future planning, funding and significant advancements in public policy.

The Process

Options Presentation

Stakeholder Survey

Data Analysis

Final Report

The Purpose

Collect data

Determine what individuals need and want.

Identify barriers

Identify barriers to meeting demand.

Work together

Demonstrate how the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors can work together to mitigate displacement or homelessness.

In advance of identifying needs and preferences, First Place will host a virtual gathering to inform stakeholders with I/DD and their family members/guardians of housing and service delivery options with the goal of creating confidence that they have been sufficiently informed of available choices. 

This effort will also enlist input from a group of local leaders with a vested interest in preventing potential displacement and homelessness of this vulnerable population.

The Participants

In Collaboration with

Lead Partners & Major Sponsors

This seminal work would not be possible without the generous support of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, the Phoenix IDA, the Arizona Community Foundation and Bill and Alyssa Sunderland, all leaders recognizing the value of housing as a major social determinant of health and the need for a common language to inform, improve and launch a marketplace of innovative housing solutions.

Bill and Alyssa Sunderland

Leadership Advisory Board

An international Leadership Advisory Board representing industry luminaries is working together to develop strategies for how public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors can build, grow and align communities to meet ever-increasing demand and serve the vast and diverse needs of individuals with autism and other neurodiverse populations. These thought leaders are defining—and defying—barriers and further exploring various models to significantly improve and increase access to supportive housing across the country.

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