posted on April 12, 2017
The following article was written by The Associated Press on April 8, 2017. DALLAS — Masha Gregory was nervous to move out of her parents' home and into her own place, where the 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman worried about making friends and being away from her parents. But after living in her own apartment at a complex that focuses on adults with autism, she's made new friends and found she loves her independence. "It was great to move out because I have my own life now," said Gregory, who...
posted on December 20, 2016
The following article was written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Linda Wilson Fuoco on December 16, 2016. Elise Mote’s heartfelt speech of gratitude was the highlight of a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday in Heidelberg. “You built this beautiful building that will give people like me, on the autism spectrum, the chance to live and make friends,” said Ms. Mote, a 23-year-old child care worker who will move into the new Dave Wright Apartments over the holidays.  “My last apartment was the size...
posted on August 5, 2016
The following article was written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Linda Wilson Fuoco on August 5, 2016. Adults with autism soon will be able to move into new apartments in Heidelberg where they can live independently, and where half of their neighbors will be people who do not have autism.  “Most housing for people with autism is just for people with autism,” said Elliot Frank, president and founder of Autism Housing Development Corp. of Pittsburgh. “Inclusiveness is what makes this...
posted on October 21, 2015
Groundbreaking has taken place for $14 million worth of new construction on a complex in Heidelberg that will give individuals with autism the chance to live independently.  The two nonprofit developers, ACTION-Housing Inc. and Autism Housing Development Corp., had the event last week in a vacant lot on the 1800 block of Washington Street across from where the complex will be built.  Construction is slated to be complete in June of 2016.  “It's exciting for us at ACTION-Housing to partner with...
posted on September 14, 2015
The following article was written for Regional Housing Legal Services by Anabel Genevitz on July 9, 2015 Regional Housing Legal Services’ Deputy Director/Senior Attorney for Multi-Family Housing, Dina Schlossberg, and Staff Attorney, Bridget Coyne, are representing the Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh (AHDCP) and ACTION-Housing, Inc.  as they begin construction on their innovative new housing development, the Dave Wright Apartments. The building will take the place of Wright...

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