Letter from Executive Director

Brilliant Corners, where housing and services come together. Our goal is to provide one-stop shopping for the housing needs of people facing barriers to obtaining independent community-based housing. We build, acquire and renovate, refinance and preserve licensed community care homes. We develop, own, and manage multifamily supportive housing. We provide comprehensive person-centered property management services, including accessibility and related modifications. We offer individually tailored housing services, including housing search, move-in, tenant-landlord liaison, retention, and fiscal agent services. We work directly with individuals and their case managers, partner with service providers to better meet their clients’ housing needs, and implement programs on behalf of the regional centers and other public agencies.

Our mission and programs are part of the continually evolving deinstitutionalization movement, a revolution in the way we house, care for, and think about people with disabilities. Housing is a critical piece, if not the centerpiece, of the movement to empower people with disabilities to live independently and achieve community integration. The world’s spiritual traditions and our heritage of humanistic thought and activism remind us of that each and every PERSON is an individual who longs for, and deserves, the opportunity to live as independently as possible in the community of their choice.

We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this important work. And, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff and to the able assistance of our many fine partners, the impact of our work is expanding dramatically.


William F. Pickel, Executive Director