Apple Invests In Housing For People With Developmental Disabilities
Technology-giant Apple is putting up money for housing for people with developmental disabilities.
The company said this month that it will create more than 250 new affordable housing units “many of them reserved for veterans, the homeless or formerly homeless and residents with developmental disabilities.”
The move is part of a broader $2.5 billion initiative announced in 2019 to help address the housing crisis in California, where the company is based.
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This year, Apple said it will allocate $400 million toward assistance to California homeowners and affordable housing projects, including the units for individuals with developmental disabilities.
“At a time when so many members of our community are facing unprecedented challenges, we believe it’s critical to make sure that their hopes for the future are supported through tangible programs and results,” said Kristina Raspe, vice president for global real estate and facilities at Apple. “As cities and states have been forced to pause many of their long-term affordable housing investments amidst the current public health crisis, Apple is proud to continue moving forward with our comprehensive plan to combat the housing crisis in California.”
Apple is not the only Silicon Valley company investing in housing for people with developmental disabilities. Last year, Google committed $5.3 million for an inclusive apartment complex where 25 percent of the units will be reserved for those with developmental disabilities.