Creating a Home and Good Life of my Own: The GSA Model
There are many factors in creating a good life for all people with a disability, especially those with complex high needs. They include supported decision-making; person-directed planning; facilitation of personal supports; direct, individualized funding; building community capacity; and inclusion.
GSA’s model Housing Trust includes all these factors and its various agreements are described below. Earlier and more detailed versions of the “GSA Manual” were published as books entitled Creating a Home and Good Life of my Own in 2008 and 2012.
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Click each title below to learn more. (PDF files)
Chapter 1: GSA’s Roles as Housing Trust
Chapter 2: Listening to the Person with Model Decision-Making Agreement
Chapter 3: Aroha Entities for Personal Support with Model Agreement
Chapter 4: Affording a Home of My Own: Model Agreement with Family Lenders
Chapter 5: Rights Recognized in Model Occupancy Agreement
Chapter 6: Lifesharing in my Home and Model Agreement
Chapter 7: Holding Everything Together with Model Personal Support Agreement
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