Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Awards the Center for Independent Living of Broward $49,000 for Affordable Housing for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

November 1, 2019

The Center for Independent Living of Broward is proud to announce it was awarded $49,000 by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Creating Opportunity and Independence grant.

This generous gift will allow the organization to remove physical barriers and installation of smart technology devices in the homes of people living with SCI and physical disabilities. The program will allow these individuals to remain in their residences through increased accessibility allowing them to continue to live independently.

Established by Craig H. Neilsen in 2002 as a private foundation, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is dedicated to supporting both programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those affected by and living with spinal cord injury.  Mr. Neilsen was a prominent real estate developer who founded the casino gaming company, Ameristar Casinos, Inc.  He was an entrepreneur with incredible vision who took his company public and led it from its initial market capitalization of $27 million to $1.4 billion at the time of his death in 2006.  The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has evolved into the largest private funder of spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation, clinical training and programmatic support in the United States and Canada.

Individuals interested in applying for barrier removal from their homes are encouraged to contact the Center at 954-722-6400.

You can learn more about the Center for Independent Living’s Housing Assistance Program at: https://www.cilbroward.org/housing-ada-accessibility

More information about the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation can be found at: https://chnfoundation.org/

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