Select a House and Prepare the Neighbors

The search for a house begins with a decision as to how many residents you wish to eventually house.

Many local zoning departments impose a limit to how many unrelated people can live in one house. Sometimes the number can be increased with the installation of sprinklers or other local regulations.

Check it out.

Each resident could have his or her own room or two could share a room. Two bedrooms per bathroom is good. A good-size common room (living room or rec room) for group interaction is mandatory.

The house and neighborhood should be well kept and fairly close to employment opportunities and public transportation if possible.

It is always good to invite the neighbors, explain the program, and serve refreshments. Remember: These Group Home residents are very dear people and they are trained to be well- mannered.