Who We Serve

Ability Housing is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing for all those who need it, including some of our most vulnerable neighbors – families and individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, seniors, veterans, and adults who have a disability – so that they can grow as contributing members of our community.

We also provide supportive housing  the evidence – based practice linking affordable housing with individualized, voluntary supports; a proven solution for ending chronic homelessness. It helps people who face the most complex challenges live with stability, autonomy and dignity.

Since its earliest days, Ability Housing has served communities that often receive unequal treatment within the rental housing market: low-income households, persons experiencing or exiting homelessness, and adults living with disabilities. Approximately 80% of persons served by Ability Housing in 2020 identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. This figure reflects how decades of systemic and discriminatory policies have resulted in unequal access to housing and the benefits that come with it, such as improved health and economic opportunities.

We pursue racial healing through programs that meet residents’ most urgent needs and support their long-term goals. Through our collaboration with residents and project partners, we stabilize their need for shelter through affordable housing; develop resident-informed strategies to increase their income opportunities and economic mobility; and eliminate intergenerational poverty as a foregone conclusion for children raised in affordable housing communities.

We develop and implement and organization-wide framework that supports diversity, equity and inclusion with an emphasis on advancing racial equity

We serve all those in need of affordable housing, including: 

  • Families and individuals unable to afford market housing
  • Previously homeless individuals and families
  • Families and individuals at-risk of homelessness
  • Older Adults
  • Veterans
  • Adults with disabilities

Ability’s housing communities go beyond just bricks and mortar with an integrated, person-focused approach:

  • Address diverse social and personal circumstances 
  • Build community 
  • Promote health and safety
  • Provide access to primary and behavioral healthcare 
  • Link every individual/family with a dedicated on-site case manager to provide individualized supports
  • Provide on-site specialized recovery support 
  • Provide on-site benefits support and health education 
  • Provide employment training through established partners