Our Model: MURB
The Cribwolf Foundation proposes a community-central, Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) with mixed tenancy for adults over the age of 21 with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. This project entails the construction of a new structure to allow multiple floors of apartment-style permanent and respite residential units, and ground floor areas for administration, medical care, security, and recreation. Our housing model is designed to ensure a safe, secure, and nurturing environment in which all residents may live and receive their daily care, as applicable.
What will the MURB look like?
The Cribwolf Foundation has been working closely with an architect to finalize the floorplan design for the MURB's main and residential floors. In each apartment utilities and appliances will be available based on the resident(s)'s capabilities and the family's wishes. The building concept is centred on safety, efficiency, and inclusiveness, to ensure all residents have an inviting yet secure home, with easy access to both internal and external programs.
Our vision for the recreational rooms in the common area is to provide access to activities that serve to enrich the quality of residents' lives, such as life skill classes, music and art classes, movie and TV viewing, banquets and parties, exercise therapy, and other wellness programs. The common area will also enable other interest groups, parents, sponsors, medical staff, volunteer groups, and support agencies to have easy and comfortable areas to interact with the residents.
We are sourcing potential land with great care to position the MURB close to transportation routes and services to allow capable residents to have access to community resources. One of our goals is to be able to provide a specialized MURB shuttle service for group outings, including Special Olympic sports activities, local cinemas, festivals, and malls.
We envision one MURB in every community.
Above all, The Cribwolf Foundation MURB housing model is designed to be easily replicable in a wide range of community sizes and locations, to quickly reduce and ultimately eliminate the supportive housing waiting list as soon as possible.