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Ouida J. Spencer

Realty Associates of Atlanta
Realty Associates of Atlanta,
3350 Northlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30345
Atlanta, GA
United States
30345
US

Ouida Spencer has actively volunteered with the United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia for more than 20 years and has played a major leadership role since 1995. Before she took over as vice chair, UCP had an annual budget of $750,000 and reached only 100 people. As a result of her efforts to expand the UCP’s capabilities and outreach, today it has an annual budget of over $17.5 million and provides daily, hands-on services for more than 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. Spencer is also a tireless advocate for housing rights of disabled adults. To move people out of hospital settings and into the community, Spencer has helped house more than 200 people in single-family homes with three or four adults and a care provider. Spencer travels throughout the state to identify suitable housing, obtain appropriate zoning, educate neighbors and deftly handle their concerns.