Safe, accessible, and affordable integrated housing options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are extremely limited. As a result, almost 70% of adults with I/DD live with their families, and most who live outside the family home live in group settings.
To improve and expand community living options for people with I/DD, ACL is hosting a three-part webinar series that explores the housing needs of people with I/DD, barriers they face in securing housing (including limited inventory), and innovative strategies, resources, partners, and funding streams to help create more integrated housing options for people with I/DD. Turning Resources into Action is the second webinar in this series.
The series centers the perspectives and experiences of individuals with I/DD. It is intended for state and local disability, aging, health and housing agencies; housing providers; disability and aging advocates; and researchers, as well as people with I/DD and their families.
Turning Resources into Action will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, who will share information about federal resources and funding that can be used to support integrated housing options for people with I/DD. In addition, the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) will talk about how they braided these resources to create community living options for people with I/DD, and Vicktor Gray, a person with I/DD who receives services from Arizona DDD, will share how he has benefitted.
During the webinar, you will learn about:
· Housing voucher programs
· HUD Continuums of Care
· Programs to develop affordable and accessible housing
· Programs to help people move from institutions like nursing homes into homes in the community
· Strategies that states are using to advance integrated community living for people with I/DD