The American dream of owning a home is a dream many of us can relate to.  But for some individuals, a disability has become an obstacle to realizing that dream.  Persons living with disabilities have unique housing needs.  Home modifications, such as wider doorways, curbless showers or clear knee space under kitchen counters, may be needed to accommodate a disabled individual's specific disability.  But these modifications add to the cost of housing often making the cost of owning an accessible home 20% more expensive than a house built to traditional design standards.   It is the cost of these modifications that the CLEFUND program helps to defray.

The Community Living Equity Fund, or CLEFUND, was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 2010 with the mission of:

helping individuals living and working with disabilities obtain the American Dream of owning a home of their own.

Our goal is to make a great impact on the disabled community through continued development at Waterfront Ridge -- the only accessible/visitable community in the greater Pittsburgh area -- and to expand development to surrounding counties. Our Board of Directors, with the support of our Sponsors and dedicated volunteers, are working to make accessible homeownership more affordable throughout the Pittsburgh area. 


 Board of Directors  


For more information: 

Jean Defillipis
Ann Estok
Leslie Fradel
Jen Higgins

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