Other Inclusive, Affordable Models

When it comes to disability-forward housing, one size does not fit all individuals or all localities. At Main Street, we support development of a variety of models based on local needs and possibilities. The following is a sampling of new models from across the U.S. that share Main Street’s foundational principles of affordability and inclusivity.



In Development:

The Kelsey
Our Home Inclusive Community Collaborative
Patuxent Commons

In Operation:

Our Stomping Ground

Advocacy Priorities

Policy changes are needed at local, state and federal levels to make it easier to create affordable communities for people of all abilities and to make it easier for people with disabilities to access housing of their choice.

Federal Policy

The federal government has a particularly critical role to play. We, alongside The Kelsey, ask for the following federal policy changes and encourage others to advocate for these changes:

  • More Funding and Flexibility for Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • More Funding and  Guidance for HUD Section 811 Program
  • Strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program
  • Increasing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development
  • Adding Incentives to Funding Criteria for New Affordable Housing
  • More Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

Details about these policy asks are available here.

State Policy in Maryland

At the state level, alongside Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation, Main Street supports the advocacy and funding priorities outlined here.