Braddock and Creative Housing Solutions
George Braddock pioneered the implementation
of person-centered planning principles to homes for
people with disabilities. In his 25 years as a licensed
general contractor and housing consultant, he has been
involved in more than 1,500 projects guided by these
principles. Creative Housing Solutions, LLC was established
so the knowledge and expertise gained from this significant
work would be utilized elsewhere and continue to be
improved upon. Work has been provided to families, provider
agencies, non-profit housing organizations and governments.
In addition to design and construction, his company
has provided maintenance and repair services spanning
decades on some projects. Mr. Braddock provides trainings,
conducts workshops and presents at conferences introducing
professionals, individuals, families and advocates to
the critical role of the physical environment in shifting
the balance for persons with developmental disabilities
towards choice, control and participation in their homes.
Creative Housing Solutions has provided
consulting and architectural services in Oregon, Washington,
Hawaii, Idaho, Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada,
Delaware, South Dakota and California. Work includes
engineering independence through design, specifications
and recommendations that result in improvements to:
individual family homes, supported living arrangements
in multi-family settings, existing large and small group
homes. We have provided new and remodel home designs
that support individuals with specialized behavioral,
medical and mobility needs; resulting in the creation
of viable and cost effective housing options in the
community for even the most complex and demanding individuals.
Extensive services and numbers of projects have been
provided at the State wide level in Oregon, Indiana
Publications and Collaborations:
A Technical Assistance Manual Created by: The Worksite
Redesign Advisory Team. A joint project of Oregon OSHA
and the Office of Developmental Disability Services.
Developmental Centers Options Study: 2001.
A Precedent Study for Creating Quality Housing for Persons
with Developmental Disabilities. April, 2002.
Bay Area Project, Housing Design Guidelines:
Person-Centered Housing Programs, Templates, and Guidelines
for Housing for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Leaving Agnews Developmental Centers. March, 2004.
Plan for the
Closure of Agnews Developmental Center: “Building
Partnerships, Supporting Choices” January
Principles that guide our work
Through careful planning,
design and product selection, it is possible to make
homes that are healthy and safe and that eliminate obstacles,
reduce restrictions and increase individual control,
independence and choice.
To contribute positively
in the design of living environments that support people
with varying abilities, interests and lifestyles.
The right physical
environment can fundamentally change the relationship
between a person and their supports.
The right physical
environment can support a person to live a more integrated
life, safely and creatively.
and advocates can work with the Creative Housing Solutions
housing designers and product specialists to improve
living environments that further the goals of self-determination.