The Need

Villa de Vida was founded in response to the growing demand for permanent housing
for adults with developmental disabilities, of which the majority are
under the care of aging parents



To build residential communities and provide support services to enable adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible.

core values

Villa de Vida is committed to the values of graciousness, inclusion, and respect and expects those values to permeate all we do.

Phases of Development 

The development of Villa de Vida includes three overlapping phases:

  1. Planning, financing and building the low-income housing complex, Villa de Vida, Poway, an Independent Apartment Community (IAC) providing apartments for 54 residents with 51 single-occupancy independent apartments and 3 double-occupancy apartments.

  2. Developing community relationships while identifying, planning, financing and building the service organizations included at Villa de Vida.

  3. Managing the overall project once the complex is opened, occupied and services are being provided.