A PURPOSEFUL COMMUNITY
The Link is a community-centered residential development that connects people of all ages and abilities through co-living opportunities that promote meaningful interactions and pathways to independence.
A PLACE EVERYONE CAN CALL HOME
The Link brings together caring neighbors and adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities (I/DD) to create a co-living opportunity that fosters community bonds while providing residents a chance to live in a historic Utica neighborhood.
A HOME FOR MARY
a 21 year old with autism, who wants to live on her own and volunteers walking dogs.
A HOME FOR SHAINA
who just started a nursing job at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a short walk from The Link.
A HOME FOR DANIEL
a Kelberman employee, who wants to volunteer to develop community programs for The Link.
COMMUNITY-CENTERED LIVING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
The Link is a community-centered residential development located in Utica, NY. Our mission is to connect people of all ages and abilities through co-living opportunities that promote meaningful interactions and pathways to independence. With a city-centered location, The Link offers easy accessibility to transit, employment opportunities and leisure. Within walking distance are grocery stores, restaurants and a hospital.
The typical housing choices for an adult with I/DD are either living at home with a family caregiver or living in a state-certified housing facility. Self-advocates and caregivers have overwhelmingly expressed an interest in non-certified, community-based housing choices. Co-living housing options, like The Link also give families a greater peace of mind - as caregivers age and become unable to provide support they are often concerned about what will happen to their loved ones with needs.
Through co-living opportunities and enriching on-site activities, The Link will give people with developmental disabilities a greater quality of life, encourage independence and foster community-based relationships.
Housing Visions is now accepting applications for Link At Sunset! Income and other eligibility restrictions apply. Applications can be mailed to PO Box 8867, Utica NY 13505.
Please be advised that applications are due on May 4, 2021. In addition, we will be conducting a lottery for the units on May 14, 2021 11:00am at 1229 Kemble Street, Utica NY. The lottery will also be live via Facebook at
If you have any questions regarding this project or would like to receive an application, please contact Jennifer St. Mark at (315) 472-3820 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the 12 OPWDD units,
please contact Marcus Gillespie, Assistant Director
of Community Services at The Kelberman Center,
(315) 797-6241 ext. 3938.