Group of residents outside of their Hudson apartments

Community Housing:

Partnership with Camphill Hudson


alvan has a longstanding commitment to finding innovative solutions to housing crises. But we believe that simply finding people a place they can afford is not enough—housing needs to be inclusive.

One way we do that is by partnering with Camphill Hudson, which is part of a global network of intentional therapeutic communities that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs.

Galvan and Camphill Hudson work together to find housing for people with disabilities where they will be an integrated part of their neighborhood and community. We recently celebrated the grand opening of 501 Union St, an 11-unit building shared among adults with developmental disabilities and Camphill staff members. This is in addition to three other units in another Galvan property that are occupied by members of the Camphill community, with more on the way.

Camphill resident sitting on a couch in her apartment overlooking Hudson

“This unique extended-family type housing ensures tenants access to the Hudson community, visibility, and the ability to age in place,” says Executive Director Onat Sanchez-Schwartz. “This kind of housing enables people with special needs to expand their choices.”

Camphill resident sitting in her apartment

Blended communities, where people of all abilities, ethnic groups, and income level live side by side, are better for everyone. This approach to affordable housing, dedicated to advancing the common good, is at the foundation of Galvan’s work.