PAL is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation organized for the sole purpose of establishing high quality, affordable, community housing for adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Personal Affordable Living, Inc. (PAL) believes that persons with Developmental Disabilities are entitled to opportunities for full participation in the life of their community. The mission of PAL is to make affordable homes available and meet the individual residential needs of each tenant.
As defined by the state of Colorado, a developmental disability is a disability that: occurs before the person reaches 22 years of age, substantially impacts the person's daily life, is caused by mental retardation or related conditions (for example: cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, Down's syndrome, or other neurological conditions) and impairs the person's general intellectual functioning. People with developmental disabilities have an IQ of 70 or below and they experience significantly limited daily living skills in two or more areas.
PAL rents apartments to adults with Developmental Disabilities. PAL tenants must be able to live semi-independently without regular supervision but must receive support services to enable them to live as independently as possible. Tenants must pay their own expenses including rent, utilities, food, and support services. Supported Living Services (SLS) funding usually pays for support services for tenants who qualify through their local developmental disabilities service agency. Rent is $500 per month. To be eligible, tenants must have low incomes under federal guidelines. A $500 damage/security deposit is required as well as a $500 one time Program Participation Fee.
All apartments have two bedrooms and are generally rented to two same-gender people per apartment. Some units have a washer and dryer and swimming pool. The buildings and units are not wheelchair accessible. PAL maintains all appliances in high quality operating conditions. The apartments are inspected twice each month and the maintenance contractor is always on-call for repairs.
There is no smoking or marijuana allowed in the PAL Program. Pets are not allowed in the Program, and weapons are not allowed in the Program.
You can contact PAL any number of ways:
Mail: PO BOX 98, Golden, CO 80402-0098
email will be the fastest way to reach someone.