Residential Services

InReach understands that affordable, stable housing in a safe neighborhood is a priority for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities...

We provide residential services designed to support individuals in the most independent setting that meets their needs. Our long-term partnership with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allows us to offer Section 811 subsidized housing to help meet these needs.

To be considered for this service, please download and complete the Residential-Housing Application.

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Independent Community Housing

InReach manages one and two-bedroom condominiums and apartments in Charlotte that were financed through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 811 program for individuals with developmental disabilities. All applicants must meet HUD’s low-income guidelines.

Rent, which includes all utilities except cable and telephone, is equal to one-third of the tenant’s income. Staff support and supervision is available through InReach or other area resources, but is not required.

There is a waiting list for these condominiums and apartments. Interested individuals may be added to the waiting list by requesting an application from the InReach office at 704-536-6661 or downloading from this website.

For more information, contact Kim Johnson, 704.536.6661, ext. 449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Group Homes

Counties Served: Mecklenburg

Service Description: InReach operates 14 group homes in neighborhoods located throughout Charlotte, NC. Each home is licensed by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation and provides a home-like environment for three to six adults ages 18 and up. The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided funding to build 13 of these fully accessible homes.

The individuals in group homes have various developmental disabilities including mental retardation, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and deafness. Each individual receives regular instruction in such independent living skills as personal care, shopping, cooking, housekeeping, and accessing community services. Persons living in these group homes regularly participate in activities away from home. Those may include working, attending school or vocational training, volunteering, and participating in recreational activities.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Age 18 or older
  • Current psychological evaluation (within 3 years for children and 5 years for adults) with an intellectual/developmental disability

Services Funded by: State funded through Cardinal Innovations
Contact: Debbie Shiflett, 704-536-6661, ext. 421, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Supervised Living Residential (SLR)

Counties Served: Mecklenburg

Service Description:

Supervised Living Residential (SLR) provides community living skills instruction to individuals residing in their own apartments, condominiums or homes in the community. Daily routines incorporate activities typical of others living in the community. Staff visit each person regularly and are available 24 hours a day as needed.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Resident of Mecklenburg County
  • Age 18 or older
  • Current psychological evaluation (within 3 years for children and 5 years for adults) with an intellectual/developmental disability
  • Living independently in an apartment, condo or home in the community
  • Able to perform basic self-care skills (bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding), or receive or pay for personal attendant care
  • Demonstrate basic safety at home and in the community

Services Funded by: State Funded through Cardinal Innovations
Contact: Odell Grier @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Residential Supports

Counties Served: Mecklenburg

Service Description:

Residential Supports provides habilitation/support services on behalf of an individual in a residential setting. Individual services and supports which may be included in this service are those generally understood as support or habilitation services.  Such services and supports may include assistance with acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to activities of daily living, such as:

    • Personal grooming and cleanliness
    • Bed making and household chores
    • Eating and the preparation of food
    • The social and adaptive skills necessary to enable the individual to reside in the least restrictive and most normalized community-based residential setting possible.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Current Psychological Evaluation, outlining the Intellectual/Developmental Disability
  • For Adults, the evaluation needs to be completed within 5 years
  • For Children, the evaluation needs to be completed within 3 years

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