AHP grew out of a group of parents whose children attended Nashoba Learning Group. They began meeting in June 2009, committed to pooling their talents, energy and resources to create self-directed housing for their children when they reached age 22. The group engaged in a visioning process based on a person-centered planning tool, and consulted with a variety of individuals who helped them to examine the challenges and rewards of self-directed housing, and educate them in the steps involved in creating a housing cooperative.
In the end, participants concluded that, while they had disparate needs, they would all need to engage in the same research if they wished to create housing. It was decided to launch an umbrella group, dedicated to helping families with the information they need to create housing. AHP incorporated in 2010.