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Marketing to People with Developmental Disabilities

Find Great Tenants.

Residential Options of Florida (ROOF) and FloridaHousingSearch.org have teamed up to help you market to tenants with developmental disabilities.

Tenants with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a unique target market with specialized needs. ROOF is committed to helping housing providers understand the unique needs of this population.  If you are a landlord and would like to rent to tenants with developmental disabilities, you can contact ROOF for information. You can also receive personalized assistance in listing your properties from FloridaHousingSearch.org by calling 704-973-4806.

Why should I rent to a person with developmental disabilities?

  • Start-up funds may be available to cover moving costs and security deposits;
  • Supported living services help renters to be successful, stay long term and take pride in their home and neighborhood;
  • Transition planning, education and personal support services help prepare individuals with developmental disabilities for independence;
  • Supported living coaches visit tenants with developmental disabilities in their homes on a regular basis, helping them to continue to develop skills such as budgeting, paying bills, cooking, cleaning and caring for their home;
  • Supported living agencies typically guarantee the lease for clients, ensuring the landlord receives timely payment of the rent for the duration of the lease;
  • ROOF provides technical support for landlords who want to rent to tenants with developmental disabilities – professional support is a quick phone call away;
  • Find a great tenant and give back to your community by helping individuals with developmental disabilities obtain and maintain affordable and inclusionary housing of their choice!

How do I rent to people with developmental disabilities?

List your properties on FloridaHousingSearch.org. Add photos and details about amenities. Review the detailed guidelines on accessibility features and select all that apply. ROOF navigators and supported living coaches can begin to match candidates to your available housing units.

For personalized assistance in listing your properties or to market listings to ROOF renters, please call Susan at 704-973-4806 (or toll free at 1-877-428-8844 ext. 107).