How we began
In 1992, a group of parents got together to address a common concern. Rather than relying on group homes or other institutional facilities that cluster people with disabilities, they wanted their young adult children with disabilities to move into their own homes, preferably homes the young men and women could own. Finding no organization prepared to assist them, these parents decided to achieve their goal on their own. Movin’ Out was born just a few years later.
Over the years, Movin’ Out has compiled an impressive record of success in helping people with permanent disabilities, and their families, to find and maintain housing of their choice in communities throughout Wisconsin.
What does home mean to you? For many of us, home is where friends and family gather, eat, laugh, and make special memories. It's knowing our neighbors and being part of a community. But most of all, it’s a foundation for success – a place of safety and comfort where we can rest and recharge so we can take on whatever comes our way.
This foundation is even more important for people with permanent disabilities and their families. Unfortunately, they often face significant challenges, whether it’s moving out of a parents’ home for the first time, finding a high quality, accessible, affordable rental, or becoming a home owner.
At Movin’ Out we believe that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live and thrive. We understand that housing is the key to living a better, healthier, and more stable life. When housing works well, everything else in life can be a little easier — work, education, healthcare, transportation. It can all add up to improved well-being and thriving communities.
We're dedicated to creating more inclusive affordable housing options that are embedded within neighborhoods where our clients are truly a part of the community. We do not work on projects that in any way cluster people with disabilities.
We provide a range of safe, affordable, community-integrated housing solutions to adults with disabilities and to families that include children with disabilities.
We’ve helped over 1,600 families across Wisconsin to become first-time home buyers or to rehab their homes for safety or accessibility modifications.
We have helped create more than 1,000 units of affordable rental housing throughout the state. Over 250 of those are supportive units.
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Partners & Supporters
One of the things that makes Movin’ Out unique is the broad range of collaborations and partnerships we have developed to help support people with disabilities to live independently as part of the community. We couldn’t do what we do without the help and support of these generous organizations and individuals. (View our development partners here.)
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Community Living Connections
Dane County Department of Human Services
Dane County Housing Authority
Dane County Community Block Grant Commission
Developmental Disabilities Coalition
Developmental Disabilities Network
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Janesville Neighborhood and Community Services
Madison Community Development Office
Night Owl Support Systems
Options in Community Living
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
United Way of Dane County
US Bank Foundation
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Division of Housing
360 Commercial Real Estate
BMO Harris Bank
Bunbury & Associates
Century 21 Affiliated
Coldwell Banker Success
Dan Piazza Agency
Dane County Credit Union
First American Title
Foley & Lardner
Home Buyers Round Table
Huntington National Bank
Johnson Block & Company
Madison Development Corp.
Old National Bank
Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin
Ron Miller Inspections
Stark Company REALTORS
Stone House Development
Tim O’Brien Homes
UW Credit Union
Wisconsin Bank & Trust
Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association