Moving Out, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   30 reviews

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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
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EIN 39-1833482
608 251 4446
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Rating: 5 stars  

Movin' Out is the only statewide organization in Wisconsin that is committed to developing safe, affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities and their families. The guiding value is to develop housing that is scattered throughout the community, so that people with disabilities live, work and play where other people with or without disabilities live. This work is complex, it requires many fiscal partners as well as as partnerships with organizations that provide supports to people with disabilities. And most importantly, it requires that Movin Out always listens to the people who need housing. Movin Out changes people's lives. So far, over one thousand persons with disabilities who live across the state own their own homes thanks to Movin Out. And many people live in accessible, safe and affordable rental units developed by Movin Out.This commitment to bringing people home makes Movin Out a truly great non-profit organization!

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

People with disabilities have extremely low incomes, they often need to make due for about $700 each month. There are few more important things for any human being than a safe, affordable place to call home. Movin' Out Inc. is an organization that helps people with disabilities to have a real home. Across Wisconsin, over one thousand people with disabilities own their own home because Movin' Out Inc helped them with the complex process of getting grants and low interest loans so that they can afford their own home. Movin' Out Inc also owns and manages rental units for people with disabilities. The greatest strength of MOI is its deep commitment to respecting people with disabilities, listening to their voices and developing normal housing that is part of regular communities. MOI staff competence in understanding the complex world of housing financing and their ability to develop effective partnership is they key to the succesful outcomes.

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

I have seen the proud faces of people who have lived in large institutions and who now own their own homes, thanks to Movin' Out Inc. They now have a sense of place and permanence that they have never experienced before.

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

Develop more staff capacity to reach more people with disabilities and meet their housing needs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Movin' Out began as a small NGO assisting people and families with disabilites find affoordable, long-term owner occupied housing; working with very limited incomes, Movin' Out has found homes for over 1,000 families. After merging with a similar oraganization, Movin' Out now provides rental housing; we work with service providers to match indivduals and families with housing. As a Board member I am extremely proud of the expertise of our staff, and how they work to make housing options available relying on serveral sources of funds to make a home a reality.

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

Likely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been newly assigned to the board of directors this year in order to share the perspective of a client served. I am very excited to share my advocacy experience to make a positive impact on a group such as this one. My family and I were on the verge of homelessness when the opportunity to be supported by a Movin' Out program was made available to us. They have continued to treat us with dignity and respect throughout the entire process and we sincerely appreciate that. Who knows what the future would have held for us without this positive opportunity for a hand up to improve the quality of our lives?! I look forward to paying it forward now!

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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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.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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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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2 people found this review helpful

I have served on the board of directors for just over a year. I am a life long educator, and have dedicated my career to providing equitable services to students. When I found out about Movin' Out, and their mission of providing support to people with disabilities in owning their own home, in integrated community settings, I knew I wanted to get involved with this organization. It has been nothing but a positive experience to see the difference we make in the lives of individuals and their families. The staff is top-notch, the organization is well run, the fiscal house is in order, and it provides a life-changing service. Highly recommended.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

For the last 6 years I have served as a parent representative on the Movin'Out Board. I represented family members specifically from Northern WI, but as a Director of the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative, I represent the voices of all families in WI. It was an honor to serve on this board and get to know all the board members and the services that Movin' Out could provide families and the connections they have with other agencies. This non-profit deserves so much recognition for the great opportunities they provide for adults with disabilities to live more independently and to have access to their community resources. As I pass the torch of my role to other parent representatives to serve on this board, I value the connections this agency has given me to help parents look at long-term living supports for their young adult.

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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Rating: 3 stars  

I love being a board member. One thing I would like to continue to do is help disabilities. I am low income and disabled myself. I moved in with Movin outs help. It is cheaper to own. We do need to figure out how to get more disabilities in condos. You can decorate, paint a condo the way you want it. My painted walls help me calm down when I'm upset. Coming home to my own place is great. I done alot of remodeling to my place so I can start having parties for people in Wheel Chairs and Walkers who miss out on alot of stuff. DISABILITIES NEED THE HELP FROM BUSINESSES LIKE THIS

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

being there to help people in need and others that would like to own witch is cheaper and helps us save in the long run.

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

pray that we find organizations to help with grants and money.

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