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.


Our impact


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.


Disability Rights, Fair Housing, and Universal Design

Movin’ Out is committed to practices that provide equitable access to safe, affordable housing. Learn more about these topics:


Our team


Kathryne Auerback
Executive Director

Amy Wedekind Kallas
Associate Director

Janice Moen
Team Administrator

Andre Brown
Administrative Assistant

Housing Counselors

Sara Hurley
Housing Counselor

Paula Tiffany
Housing Counselor

Rebecca Wiese
Housing Counselor

Rental Development

Dave Porterfield
Director of Real Estate Development

Megan Schuetz
Real Estate Developer

Mary Myers
Asset Manager

Louis Morgan-Cassamajor
Community Impact Coordinator

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Board of Directors


Jean MacCubbin

Sinikka Santala
Vice President


Karyn Knaak

Cheryl Schiltz


Georgia Allen

Lisa Barwinski

Valerie Brown

Sariah Daine

Russ Endres

Ed Erwin

Jake Johnson

David Scribbins

Abigail Tessmann

Peter Wilson


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

Associated Bank

Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Care Wisconsin

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

2018 Sponsors

360 Commercial Real Estate

Accord Realty

AmeriSpec Inspection

Associated Bank

Axley Brynelson

Baer Insurance

BMO Harris Bank

Bunbury & Associates

Capitol Bank

Century 21 Affiliated


Coldwell Banker Success

Country Financial

Dan Piazza Agency

Dane County Credit Union

Fairway Mortgage

First American Title

Foley & Lardner

Hauser Evaluations

Home Buyers Round Table

Homestead Title

Huntington National Bank

Johnson Block & Company

Madison Development Corp.

Old National Bank

Preferred Title

Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin

RE/MAX Preferred

Ron Miller Inspections

Settlers Bank

Stark Company REALTORS

Stone House Development

Tim O’Brien Homes

Tucci Team

UW Credit Union

Veridian Homes

Waterstone Mortgage

Wisconsin Bank & Trust

Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association