According to the State of the States, in Florida, 74 percent of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDD, live with a family caregiver.
A third of those, live with a caregiver over the age of 60. As this group of caregivers continues to age, many of their adult children with IDD, are at risk of homelessness.READ MORE: Lauderhill PD Investigating Deadly Shooting
But soon, South Florida will have the first affordable housing community for people living with IDD.READ MORE: Citizens Insurance Nears 600,000 Policies
The Village of Casa Familia will be tailored to their unique needs to live fulfilled lives.
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Deborah Lawrence / Senior IDD Housing Consultant