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Getting My Own Address

Getting My Own Address (GMOA) is a program to educate and assist individuals with any disability, their families, and other natural and professional supports to create a successful long term housing plan that can be implemented at a time of choice or need. 

The GMOA program and guide was compiled with input from individuals with autism spectrum disorders and   more

Getting My Own Address Support Group

The topic covered each month is based on the needs and requests of the group participants. Informative speakers will discuss funding, supports, estate planning, legal issues, roommates and more. Participants may ask questions, collaborate on creative solutions to challenges, meet other individuals and families, share resources, find potential roommates and offer mutual support.

All persons with disabilities, family members and supporting professions are welcome to attend support group meetings. Reservations are not necessary.

If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Linda Ronan Brown, Housing Resource consultant, at 248-269-1346 or email Linda Brown at at .   more

Getting My Own Address Guide: How to Order (and preview pages)

The "Getting My Own Address Guide", first published in 2011 using a grant from the Autism Society Oakland County, has been updated and is now available for purchase on a flash drive for ease of use. The GMOA guide is useful for long-term housing planning for people with any disability.  Click here to order the GMOA guide on a flash drive.


Getting My Own Address upcoming presentations

 Community Housing Network regularly schedules presentations and workshops for Getting My Own Address (GMOA). Please see below for GMOA-related presentations and events that are open to the public (not scheduled by and for a specific group or organization). 

  • GMOA Overview is a two-hour introduction to the housing planning process for you, and/or your family, guardian(s), and professionals. Topics covered include budgets, direct care supports, housing options and more.
  • Housing Planning for People with Disabilities: In-depth training series (four two-hour modules) provides families, guardians and professionals with more detailed information and resources on housing planning for people with disabilities. Available summer 2016.

Please contact Linda Brown at CHN for more information at: 248-269-1346 or at

Getting My Own Address Overview Presentation
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7-9 p.m.
Community Housing Network, Inc.
570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 231
Troy, MI 48084
Cost: $30/person
Please note: Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required before December 1, at Click on "Donate” and choose contribution for "GMOA Overview Presentation” then fill in payment of $30/person. We reserve the right to cancel if registration fails to meet a minimum level of participation.   more


Giving Tuesday is December 1

Please consider a donation to CHN on Giving Tuesday, which is on Tuesday, December 1. 100% of the donations received through this campaign will be used to fill critical gaps experienced by participants in our housing programs.

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