Videos Highlighting People In the Settlement Agreement Population Living In Their Own Rental Housing

This video series was filmed in the Summer of 2016 as part of a six video series highlighting people with developmental disabilities living in integrated community settings. The series was completed by The Arc of Northern Virginia in combination with videographer David Buerk and made possible with grant funding from the Virginia Housing Development Authority and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Please click the link below to access each videos.

1. Brian—  Brian is a brain injury survivor who lives in his own apartment, along with a live-in aide.
2. Gail and Esther— Gail and Esther are women with developmental disabilities who live in an affordable housing apartment complex.  They have their own apartments and are close friends.
3. David and Rory— David and Rory live with a third roommate in a high rise condo.  They moved there from institutional settings and love the freedom they have in their new home.
4. Rogan— Rogan lives in a home that his family initially purchased with a low interest Virginia Housing and Development Authority loan.  He has a live in caregiver who has two young children who also live in the home.
5. Theresa— Theresa is a brain injury survivor who has lived in her own apartment for many years.  She uses a housing choice voucher to make the rent affordable and assistive technologies to help her around her house.
6. Robert— Robert just moved to his very first apartment, using a housing choice voucher.  He works and is very involved with his family.

Please click here for The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Housing Toolkit.

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