Video #2 - Gail and Esther

Video #2 Published on Dec 7, 2016

Gail & Esther both live in Buchanan Gardens Apartments, each in their own 1 bedroom unit. They lease their units with assistance from housing choice vouchers and receive in-home supports from Community Residences, a local Medicaid Waiver provider. Their landlord, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), has set aside a cluster of supportive housing units that are scattered throughout the property, and has an agreement with Community Residences to provide supportive services to individuals in these units. Community Residences refers individuals for the supportive housing units and APAH has more flexible tenant selection criteria for supportive housing applicants.

This video was filmed in Summer 2016 as part of a six video series highlighting people with developmental disabilities living in integrated community settings. The series was done by The Arc of Northern Virginia in combination with videographer David Buerk and made possible with grant funding from the Virginia Housing Development Authority.