ERIC Number: ED343354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Your Place or Mine? A Handbook for Home Ownership.
Laux, Bob; Moran-Laux, Cynthia
This handbook is intended to help people with disabilities gain an understanding of their options in deciding where to live and with whom to share their lives. The focus of the book is on people seeking housing options in Illinois, but the book is designed to be applicable elsewhere. Chapter 1 outlines the importance of many components of community living, such as income, daily activities, relationships with others, community support, and a home. Chapter 2 examines ways that people meet and form relationships, how compatibility is determined, how to make the decision to live with another person, and how to get along with others. Chapter 3 concentrates on the ability to control one's home by buying or renting a place through housing cooperatives, family trusts, and condominium and shared housing programs. Chapter 4 analyzes real estate fundamentals such as financing, zoning, interest, and taxes. Chapter 5 offers assistance in budgeting for a home; income and the possibility of cost sharing with someone else are also reviewed. Chapter 6 discusses rental subsidies and low-interest mortgages available in Illinois. Appendixes provide forms to determine rental costs, ownership costs, and monthly mortgage expenses and a list of housing organizations in Illinois. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Creative Management Associates, Portsmouth, NH.