Author: Deaf Vee Journal Team

PAH! Hiland Plaza: A Trailblazing Haven for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

PAH! Hiland Plaza, a groundbreaking housing development in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is rewriting the script on inclusive housing for the Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf+, and Hard of Hearing communities. With a mission to provide a welcoming and accessible haven, this visionary apartment complex combines federal funding from HOME dollars, project-based vouchers, and low-income housing tax credits to create an exceptional community. It’s not just a place to live; it’s a place where the Deaf community can thrive. Designed with insights from a Deaf architect, the building incorporates innovative features like strobe lights connected to doorbells and outlets for bed shakers, minimizing daily challenges. Additionally, the Deaf Culture Center of New Mexico, with ASL-fluent staff, is a central resource. PAH! Hiland Plaza epitomizes a transformative approach to accessible and empowering housing, prioritizing the unique needs and aspirations of its residents.

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