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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - It's a dream come true for three friends. They all have developmental disabilities, but that's not stopping them from getting a place of their own. With the help of Cass Housing, now they have a customized home to meet their needs.
Cass housing started with families and community members who are passionate about making sure people with developmental disabilities have the best life possible.
Dylin Wolf, Cameron Shomo, and Matt Manor are the first to move in the first home built from the ground up.
"This first house is for three guys that can live independently, and then there's a steward that lives on site in their own space as that safe neighbor, and safe point of contact," Executive Director David Buuck said.
Dylin Wolf's dad said it's all his son ever talks about.
Dylin said he’s looking forward to being independent and going places.
"This is a wonderful thing for him and his two suitemates. We're just excited for all of them," Dan Wolf said.
Cameron Shomo gave a the grand tour.
They already have big plans for the space.
"I'm thinking we're going to decide on the holiday events we can do here," Shomo said.
To have community support throughout the process is something they are all grateful for and
to have something that bonds them together off of the basketball court isn't short of awesome either.
"It's cool. It's great that they are helping out. That's great," Matt Manor said.
Cass Housing is looking forward to helping more people get housing very soon.
The next future project for Cass Housing is three apartments.
They have already purchased the land, and the plans were already submitted to the city.