Moving Out, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 600 Williamson St Madison WI 53703 USA

Mission: Movin' Out, in partnership with people with disabilities and their allies, creates and sustains community-integrated, safe, affordable housing solutions.
Results: More than 1,000 Wisconsin households have been provided with housing counseling and gap financing to either purchase their first home or rehab their current one.
Target demographics: Children and adults with permanent disabilities including: physical, developmental/cognitive, medical, mental health, et.al.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100
Geographic areas served: Wisconsin - all 72 counties
Programs: Down Payment Assistance; Rehab; Rental Housing; Housing Trust; Housing Information & Referral
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 39-1833482
608 251 4446
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Movin Out help us buy our first house. We could not have done it without their help. This is a great organziation and should be commended for all of the good work they do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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1 person found this review helpful

In 2001, Movin' Out assisted me to organize the funding sources I needed to purchase my first home -- a condominium in downtown -- completely barrier free to meet my physical access needs. The Housing Counselor walked me through the whole process of pre-qualifying for a mortgage and coordinated all the paperwork so I could obtain city, state and county funds to assist with the down payment and a low-interest loan through WHEDA. A great organization to work with!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

When our son was diagnosed with autism seven years ago, the plan we'd had for our lives was derailed. In the years since then we have devoted every spare penny and all our time to helping him realize his full potential. With very little savings and only one moderate income we gave up on our dream of owning a home and having a back yard in which our son could play. We struggled to find room for all of his therapy equipment in the rentals we could afford. Then we were referred to Movin' Out and through the wonderful support and guidance of Rebecca and the well-organized process Movin' Out has established, we made our way through the steps of finding a home in which to raise our boy. We have lived in and loved our home for over a year and feel grateful every day for the opportunity. The folks at Movin' Out worked a small miracle in piecing together multiple funding sources for us. They helped us prepare for the responsibility we were taking on in buying a house. They offered encouragement, practical and emotional support, and celebrated with us when the keys were in our hand. It was a really amazing thing to find and work with an organization whose mission is to bring about such a profound change in the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The gifts of roots, comfort, and building a place in our community are beyond description. We would never have known these if not for Movin' Out.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

buying our home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Knowledgable, dedicated, respectful, wonderful!

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

The quality of our lives was altered completely.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Movin Out is the absolute best ORGANIZATION AROUND!!! They made it possible for me and my friends to move out of situation that was getting worse e.g. Fish Hatcherty Road into Stonebridge Condos. Movin Out put in unit washer and dryers which have been an absolute lifesaver to my friends. What we do with out them? I feel the area is extremely safe and I have loved living here for the past year. Movin Out went beyond what was expected like putting in Grab bars for me in my apartment and in the bathroom. Movin Out also paid to have railings put outside on the ramp leading into my building which was very much appreciated not only by me but with the residents in the 2420 building. Thank you to Movin Out for having made my first year so enjoyable and I look forward to being apart of this organization for many more years to come.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

With how fast they have responded to my requests for extra grab bars, green handrailings going up the incline to the door of my building.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make no changes because Movin Out is perfect just the way it is.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Movin' Out is a really fantastic company that fills a huge gap in the lives of so many people. With help from Movin' Out, we were able to help a young man achieve a level of independence that would not have otherwise been possible. Thanks to their hard work and knowledge of the grants and programs available to people with disabilities, he now has a condo where he'll be able to live comfortably far into the future. The staff at Movin' Out were always extremely helpful, courteous, and hard working. I admit I had some doubts whether we'd be able to make it work, but Movin' Out came through without a moment's hesitation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have had personal clients receive assistance through Movin' Out and have partnered with Movin' Out for industry fundraisers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have them provide me more marketing materials to give to prospective clients who might qualify for their assistance.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

We used Movin Out Inc. to help with the down payment of our first house. We would have never been able to afford a house if it wasn't for Movin Out and there help. The housing counsler was very helpfull and made it a smooth transaction.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The house we bought.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger, have more funds.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Movin' Out helped me buy a house in 2010 and in the fall of 2012 they also helped with getting a deck built on the back of my house. They offer a great service to people with disablilities and i am grateful for all their help.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Movin' Out helped me purchase a home for me and my son. My life changed forever 5 years ago when i suffered a spinal cord injury and i was forced to re-evaluate my life goals. I went back to school and graduated in '10 with an associates degree in human services. I found a job and then my thoughts turned to purchasing a house. Movin' Out helped my by finding over $45000 in loans to help me buy my house. I could have never afforded such a beautiful home and i look forward to living there with my son. My counselor Amy, at Movin' Out helped me with every step of the way through the purchase offer right up to the closing. I'm forever grateful to her and Movin' Out for making my dream come true.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

purchasing a home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want more disabled people to be able to buy a house.

 
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