ACL recognizes that safe, accessible, and affordable housing that is integrated in the community is a vital component for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live and participate in their communities. Community-based housing options are extremely limited for people with I/DD, and almost 70% still live with their families. To improve and expand community living options, it is important to understand the barriers to housing and housing needs for people with I/DD.
ACL is hosting a three-part series on community-based housing options for people with I/DD. The webinars explore barriers people with I/DD face in securing housing, highlight the limited range of housing options, and feature innovative strategies, resources, partners, and funding streams to help create more housing options for people with I/DD. The series centers the perspectives and experiences of individuals with I/DD. The target audience for the series is broad and includes state disability and housing state agencies, providers, and advocates, plus researchers, individuals with I/DD, and families.
Join us for Webinar #2 – Turning Resources into Action: Increasing Integrated Housing Options for People with I/DD.
This second webinar in the series will provide an overview of:
- Three HUD programs and one CMS program that advance community living for people with I/DD.
- How one State has responded and made good use of these options.
- A self-advocate’s story on successful housing options