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Our New Housing Strategy

Since we were founded 50 years ago, Kerry’s Place has been dedicated to providing housing for Autistic individuals.

We are proud of how much we have expanded our housing services, currently serving 275 individuals, but also aware that so many more across the province need help.

In addition to the housing challenges faced by many in our society, there is a housing crisis for Ontarians with developmental disabilities:


Over 20,000 people with developmental disabilities in Ontario are waiting for housing supports


Wait times for a person with developmental disabilities are 10 times longer than the average person seeking affordable housing


18-30% of chronic shelter users have a developmental disability

That’s why in late 2023, we embarked on an ambitious new Housing Strategy to expand our capacity by 25% over 8 years, helping more Autistic people access affordable housing in our supported and supported independent living programs. In addition to expanding capacity, we want to improve satisfaction in the home environment for our current supported individuals and improve our maintenance process to use funds more efficiently.

We organized our work across four pillars:

Renew and Respond:

Improve the quality of life for supported individuals and meet their changing needs by repairing and replacing aging homes and implementing specialized housing models

Build Internal Capacity:

Advance our operations and prepare for growth by improving our property development and maintenance approach and developing a strategy for staffing new homes

Help More People:

Expand our capacity to serve more Autistic people by opening new group homes, supported independent living units and treatment centres

Develop Innovative Partnerships:

Partner with like-minded organizations to raise funding and capital and tap into new housing models

We are excited to make progress on this critical issue for Autistic Ontarians.