Creating affordable housing programs that empower people to discover their potential, live independently with supportive services and engage in community life.
Washington Home of Your Own (WAHOYO), a partner organization to Sunrise Services, believes that decent, safe, affordable and accessible housing is the key to recovery, strength, stability and successful community living.
Washington Home of Your Own, an Everett-based non-profit company, creates affordable housing programs that empower people living with developmental disabilities to discover their potential, live independently with supportive services and engage in community life. WAHOYO also operates a payee service providing representative payee services to Washington residents who need assistance in managing their personal financial affairs. The main mission of the WAHOYO organization is to provide housing, which they accomplish as a property management agency and as a payee service, prioritizing the payment of rent and utilities to assist people in keeping their housing.
As a housing agency, WAHOYO acquires or leases properties and rents them to qualifying individuals. They partner with Sunrise Services, Inc. and other service agencies to provide supportive services to help tenants achieve greater stability. WAHOYO currently operate 14 properties, comprised of 63 units in Everett, Marysville and Oak Harbor.
As a payee service, WAHOYO provides representative payee services to Washington residents who need assistance in managing their personal financial affairs. This program helps individuals manage various types of income, including Social Security benefits (retirement or disability), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), tribal funds, pensions and employment wages. Approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA), clients are frequently referred to this program by the SSA or other services agencies.
WAHOYO currently serves approximately 450 clients in Washington. Their main office is in Everett, but they also work in Mount Vernon and plan to expand into Bellingham and Oak Harbor in the future.
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