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Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 s t , 2012@ 2pm
Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 s t , 2012@ 2pm
Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 s t , 2012@ 2pm

Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 st , 2012@ 2pm

Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 s t , 2012@ 2pm
Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 s t , 2012@ 2pm
Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 s t , 2012@ 2pm
Presented By: Amy Goodman Tuesday August 21 s t , 2012@ 2pm
 What is Community Living?  Self-Determination  Conducting A Housing Search: 5 Step Process

What is Community Living?

Self-Determination

Conducting A Housing Search: 5 Step Process

Common Terminology

Public Housing

Section 8: Tenant Based Voucher

Mainstream Vouchers

Certain Development Designated Housing Vouchers

Applying for Section 8: Tenant Based Voucher

Section 8: Project Based Voucher

Designated Housing Vouchers  Applying for Section 8: Tenant Based Voucher  Section 8: Project Based
Designated Housing Vouchers  Applying for Section 8: Tenant Based Voucher  Section 8: Project Based
Designated Housing Vouchers  Applying for Section 8: Tenant Based Voucher  Section 8: Project Based
Designated Housing Vouchers  Applying for Section 8: Tenant Based Voucher  Section 8: Project Based
 Supportive Apartments  Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments (LIHTC)  USDA Rural Development Program

Supportive Apartments

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments

(LIHTC)

USDA Rural Development Program

Homeownership

Homebuyer Assistance Programs

Section 8: Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity

Rural Opportunity Mortgage

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America

(NACA)

 Habitat for Humanity  Rural Opportunity Mortgage  Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)
 Habitat for Humanity  Rural Opportunity Mortgage  Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)
 Habitat for Humanity  Rural Opportunity Mortgage  Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)
 Habitat for Humanity  Rural Opportunity Mortgage  Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)
 Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s)  Group Living Options  Alternative Family Living  Boarding

Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s)

Group Living Options

Alternative Family Living

Boarding Homes

Group Homes

Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF’s)

Family Care Homes

Adult Care Homes Assisted Living Residences

Nursing Homes

Care Facilities (ICF’s)  Family Care Homes  Adult Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences 
Care Facilities (ICF’s)  Family Care Homes  Adult Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences 
Care Facilities (ICF’s)  Family Care Homes  Adult Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences 
Care Facilities (ICF’s)  Family Care Homes  Adult Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences 
 Residents Rights  Fair Housing Act  Land Lords Can/Cannot  Examples of Housing

Residents Rights

Fair Housing Act

Land Lords Can/Cannot

Examples of Housing Discrimination

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Modifications

Resources

 Examples of Housing Discrimination  Reasonable Accommodations  Reasonable Modifications  Resources
 Examples of Housing Discrimination  Reasonable Accommodations  Reasonable Modifications  Resources
 Examples of Housing Discrimination  Reasonable Accommodations  Reasonable Modifications  Resources
 Examples of Housing Discrimination  Reasonable Accommodations  Reasonable Modifications  Resources
 Community Living Includes many things. a) School Activities b) Community Activities c) Social Skills

Community Living Includes many things. a) School Activities

b) Community Activities

c) Social Skills

d) Travel

e) Safety

f) Housing: Living Independently

This webinar will focus on Housing/Living

Independently

Social Skills d) Travel e) Safety f) Housing: Living Independently This webinar will focus on Housing/Living
Social Skills d) Travel e) Safety f) Housing: Living Independently This webinar will focus on Housing/Living
Social Skills d) Travel e) Safety f) Housing: Living Independently This webinar will focus on Housing/Living
Social Skills d) Travel e) Safety f) Housing: Living Independently This webinar will focus on Housing/Living
 Self-determination is the right of individuals with disabilities to make choices about their own

Self-determination is the right of individuals

with disabilities to make choices about their

own lives, to have the same rights, and responsibilities as everyone else, and to advocate for themselves.

In terms of housing, self-determination refers to individuals with disabilities having control over their housing choices.

In terms of housing, self-determination refers to individuals with disabilities having control over their housing choices.
In terms of housing, self-determination refers to individuals with disabilities having control over their housing choices.
In terms of housing, self-determination refers to individuals with disabilities having control over their housing choices.
In terms of housing, self-determination refers to individuals with disabilities having control over their housing choices.
 Think about your housing wants and needs
Think about your housing wants and needs

Figure out how much you can afford

Conduct search

Secure an apartment or house

Be a responsible tenant

 Figure out how much you can afford  Conduct search  Secure an apartment or
 Figure out how much you can afford  Conduct search  Secure an apartment or
 Figure out how much you can afford  Conduct search  Secure an apartment or
 Figure out how much you can afford  Conduct search  Secure an apartment or
 Figure out how much you can afford  Conduct search  Secure an apartment or
 Start by answering some simple questions  If you need help with your housing

Start by answering some simple questions

If you need help with your housing search,

ask for it. Locating a housing mentor is a good place to start.

Housing Mentor: A housing mentor is a person that you choose to help you find and keep a home of your own. It could be a family member, friend or staff person.

person that you choose to help you find and keep a home of your own. It
person that you choose to help you find and keep a home of your own. It
person that you choose to help you find and keep a home of your own. It
person that you choose to help you find and keep a home of your own. It
 One should do a monthly housing budget before you actually start looking for a

One should do a monthly housing budget

before you actually start looking for a house

or apartment

30% of your gross(pre-tax) income

Monthly income X .30 should give you an idea of how much rent you can afford to pay

Moving costs: rent, electric/gas bill, application fees, security deposits, utility

deposits, pet deposits, etc…

 Moving costs: rent, electric/gas bill, application fees, security deposits, utility deposits, pet deposits, etc…
 Moving costs: rent, electric/gas bill, application fees, security deposits, utility deposits, pet deposits, etc…
 Moving costs: rent, electric/gas bill, application fees, security deposits, utility deposits, pet deposits, etc…
 Moving costs: rent, electric/gas bill, application fees, security deposits, utility deposits, pet deposits, etc…
 Market Rate vs. Subsidized Housing  Shared Housing ◦ More affordable ◦ Roommate ◦

Market Rate vs. Subsidized Housing

Shared Housing

More affordable

Roommate

Classified Ads

On-line roommate matching services

Local chapter of The Arc

Case manager

◦ Roommate ◦ Classified Ads ◦ On-line roommate matching services ◦ Local chapter of The Arc
◦ Roommate ◦ Classified Ads ◦ On-line roommate matching services ◦ Local chapter of The Arc
◦ Roommate ◦ Classified Ads ◦ On-line roommate matching services ◦ Local chapter of The Arc
◦ Roommate ◦ Classified Ads ◦ On-line roommate matching services ◦ Local chapter of The Arc
 Market Rate Housing ◦ News paper ads ◦ Internet  Subsidized Housing: Housing Choice

Market Rate Housing

News paper ads

Internet

Subsidized Housing: Housing Choice Voucher Program-Public Housing

Public Housing Authorities (PHA’s)

Section 8 Based Vouchers:

provide choice and flexibility

can select any apartment that meets the program criteria

Tenant based: free to choose any unit in any apartment

Project based: specific apartment complex

Homeownership Assistance

free to choose any unit in any apartment  Project based: specific apartment complex  Homeownership
free to choose any unit in any apartment  Project based: specific apartment complex  Homeownership
free to choose any unit in any apartment  Project based: specific apartment complex  Homeownership
free to choose any unit in any apartment  Project based: specific apartment complex  Homeownership
 Application Process ◦ Income verification ◦ Credit check ◦ Rental history check ◦ Criminal

Application Process

Income verification

Credit check

Rental history check

Criminal background check

Sign the Lease

1 year

Read conditions before signing

May have to purchase Renters Insurance, most just

recommend it. It covers a tenant’s belongings due

to theft or damage caused by natural disasters or other people. Average Cost$60 to $75 per year.

tenant’s belongings due to theft or damage caused by natural disasters or other people. Average Cost$60
tenant’s belongings due to theft or damage caused by natural disasters or other people. Average Cost$60
tenant’s belongings due to theft or damage caused by natural disasters or other people. Average Cost$60
tenant’s belongings due to theft or damage caused by natural disasters or other people. Average Cost$60
 Pay Rent on time  Take care of your apartment or house  Follow

Pay Rent on time Take care of your apartment or house

Follow the rules outlined in your lease if renting

 Pay Rent on time  Take care of your apartment or house  Follow the
 Pay Rent on time  Take care of your apartment or house  Follow the
 Pay Rent on time  Take care of your apartment or house  Follow the
 Pay Rent on time  Take care of your apartment or house  Follow the
 Pay Rent on time  Take care of your apartment or house  Follow the
 Area Median Income (AMI):  Low Income, Very Low Income, Extremely Low Income 

Area Median Income (AMI):

Low Income, Very Low Income, Extremely Low

Income

Adjusted Household Income:

Total Tenant Payment (TTP):

Utility Allowance:

Fair Market Rents (FMR’s):

Public Housing Authority (PHA):

Payment Standard:

Housing Assistance Payments (HAP):

Household/Disabled Household:

Housing Authority (PHA):  Payment Standard:  Housing Assistance Payments (HAP):  Household/Disabled Household:
Housing Authority (PHA):  Payment Standard:  Housing Assistance Payments (HAP):  Household/Disabled Household:
Housing Authority (PHA):  Payment Standard:  Housing Assistance Payments (HAP):  Household/Disabled Household:
Housing Authority (PHA):  Payment Standard:  Housing Assistance Payments (HAP):  Household/Disabled Household:
 Selection Preferences  Reasonable Accommodation  Predatory Lending:  Foreclosure:  *all definitions

Selection Preferences Reasonable Accommodation

Predatory Lending:

Foreclosure:

*all definitions can be found:

www.arcnc.org/file/HousingCloserLook.pdf *Look in the Glossary at the end of the document

*all definitions can be found: www.arcnc.org/file/HousingCloserLook.pdf *Look in the Glossary at the end of the document
*all definitions can be found: www.arcnc.org/file/HousingCloserLook.pdf *Look in the Glossary at the end of the document
*all definitions can be found: www.arcnc.org/file/HousingCloserLook.pdf *Look in the Glossary at the end of the document
*all definitions can be found: www.arcnc.org/file/HousingCloserLook.pdf *Look in the Glossary at the end of the document
*all definitions can be found: www.arcnc.org/file/HousingCloserLook.pdf *Look in the Glossary at the end of the document
 A federal subsidized housing program for low-income families and individuals  Eligibility Requirements: ◦

A federal subsidized housing program for low-income families and individuals Eligibility Requirements:

Elderly

Disability

Family

U.S. Citizen

Common Preferences may occur, meaning you may

be able to get housing faster if you have a

disability.

◦ U.S. Citizen Common Preferences may occur, meaning you may be able to get housing faster
◦ U.S. Citizen Common Preferences may occur, meaning you may be able to get housing faster
◦ U.S. Citizen Common Preferences may occur, meaning you may be able to get housing faster
◦ U.S. Citizen Common Preferences may occur, meaning you may be able to get housing faster
 A housing subsidy is paid to the property owner directly by the PHA on

A housing subsidy is paid to the property owner directly by the PHA on behalf of the

tenant

Housing voucher is portable

No time limit on how long one can receive section 8 assistance, as long as the individual remains eligible for the program

No time limit on how long one can receive section 8 assistance, as long as the
No time limit on how long one can receive section 8 assistance, as long as the
No time limit on how long one can receive section 8 assistance, as long as the
No time limit on how long one can receive section 8 assistance, as long as the
 Specifically for individuals with disabilities  Responsibility of tenant to find a unit that

Specifically for individuals with disabilities

Responsibility of tenant to find a unit that

meets his/her needs

Same costs and guidelines apply as other vouchers

Similar contract with property owner

Same subsidy payments on behalf of tenants

Are portable and may be used anywhere

contract with property owner  Same subsidy payments on behalf of tenants  Are portable and
contract with property owner  Same subsidy payments on behalf of tenants  Are portable and
contract with property owner  Same subsidy payments on behalf of tenants  Are portable and
contract with property owner  Same subsidy payments on behalf of tenants  Are portable and

Are additional types of Section 8 vouchers that

can that assist individuals with disabilities to

access housing

Contact a PHA or visit the HUD website www.hud.gov for more information. PHAs need to apply for specific funding for these specialty vouchers for individuals with disabilities

They do not have to participate, many PHAs have chosen not to participate in the Mainstream

Voucher Program and the other specialty voucher

programs. If not participating, encourage the PHA’s to apply.

Voucher Program and the other specialty voucher programs. If not participating, encourage the PHA’s to apply.
Voucher Program and the other specialty voucher programs. If not participating, encourage the PHA’s to apply.
Voucher Program and the other specialty voucher programs. If not participating, encourage the PHA’s to apply.
Voucher Program and the other specialty voucher programs. If not participating, encourage the PHA’s to apply.
 Initial Application
Initial Application

Waiting List

Screening and Verification

Voucher Issued

Housing Search

Renting A Housing Unit

 Waiting List  Screening and Verification  Voucher Issued  Housing Search  Renting A
 Waiting List  Screening and Verification  Voucher Issued  Housing Search  Renting A
 Waiting List  Screening and Verification  Voucher Issued  Housing Search  Renting A
 Waiting List  Screening and Verification  Voucher Issued  Housing Search  Renting A
 Rental Assistance is tied to a specific unit or building  Live in designated

Rental Assistance is tied to a specific unit or

building

Live in designated housing

Rental subsidy stays with the unit Available to the next eligible person who moves into the residence

housing  Rental subsidy stays with the unit  Available to the next eligible person who
housing  Rental subsidy stays with the unit  Available to the next eligible person who
housing  Rental subsidy stays with the unit  Available to the next eligible person who
housing  Rental subsidy stays with the unit  Available to the next eligible person who
 Independent units targeted for individuals with disabilities  Supportive Services: ◦ Transportation ◦

Independent units targeted for individuals

with disabilities

Supportive Services:

Transportation

Budgeting

Shopping

Apartments not required to be licensed

Do not have full time staff

Transportation ◦ Budgeting ◦ Shopping  Apartments not required to be licensed  Do not have
Transportation ◦ Budgeting ◦ Shopping  Apartments not required to be licensed  Do not have
Transportation ◦ Budgeting ◦ Shopping  Apartments not required to be licensed  Do not have
Transportation ◦ Budgeting ◦ Shopping  Apartments not required to be licensed  Do not have
 Federal government funds the construction of
Federal government funds the construction of

new or renovated rental housing for low-

income households

Housing must be affordable

Occupied by households with incomes equal to or less than 60% of the AMI

households  Housing must be affordable  Occupied by households with incomes equal to or less
households  Housing must be affordable  Occupied by households with incomes equal to or less
households  Housing must be affordable  Occupied by households with incomes equal to or less
households  Housing must be affordable  Occupied by households with incomes equal to or less
 Must accept qualified applicants who have a
Must accept qualified applicants who have a

section 8 Voucher

10% of units have to be targeted for individuals with disabilities

Need a disability source of income (SSI, SSDI)

10% of units have to be targeted for individuals with disabilities  Need a disability source
10% of units have to be targeted for individuals with disabilities  Need a disability source
10% of units have to be targeted for individuals with disabilities  Need a disability source
10% of units have to be targeted for individuals with disabilities  Need a disability source
 The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Section 515 Multifamily Housing Program: ◦ Affordable

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Section 515 Multifamily

Housing Program:

Affordable housing for very low and low-income tenants in rural areas

Interest subsidies

Rental assistance subsidies

housing for very low and low-income tenants in rural areas ◦ Interest subsidies ◦ Rental assistance
housing for very low and low-income tenants in rural areas ◦ Interest subsidies ◦ Rental assistance
housing for very low and low-income tenants in rural areas ◦ Interest subsidies ◦ Rental assistance
housing for very low and low-income tenants in rural areas ◦ Interest subsidies ◦ Rental assistance
 Housing Counselor: work one-on-one with a potential homebuyer to provide guidance throughout the home

Housing Counselor: work one-on-one with a potential homebuyer to provide guidance

throughout the home buying process.

Knowledgeable about affordable mortgage products, down payment assistance, and other

programs

Can link buyers with lenders, realtors, and others

Can help with budgeting, establishing savings programs, evaluating a person’s readiness for

buying a home, and addressing barriers to

homeownership such as poor credit history

evaluating a person’s readiness for buying a home, and addressing barriers to homeownership such as poor
evaluating a person’s readiness for buying a home, and addressing barriers to homeownership such as poor
evaluating a person’s readiness for buying a home, and addressing barriers to homeownership such as poor
evaluating a person’s readiness for buying a home, and addressing barriers to homeownership such as poor
 To find a housing counselor: ◦ Call 800-569-4287 ◦ http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/progra

To find a housing counselor:

Call 800-569-4287

counselor: ◦ Call 800-569-4287 ◦ http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/progra m_offices/housing/sfh/hcc/hcc_home
counselor: ◦ Call 800-569-4287 ◦ http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/progra m_offices/housing/sfh/hcc/hcc_home
counselor: ◦ Call 800-569-4287 ◦ http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/progra m_offices/housing/sfh/hcc/hcc_home
 Minimum income requirements  Need to have a certain amount of savings ($1,000.00) 

Minimum income requirements

Need to have a certain amount of savings

($1,000.00)

Require 12 months of clean credit history Talk to your local HFA counselor to see if you qualify, you could be eligible for:

A below market interest rate mortgage

Down payment assistance up to $7,000 or a second

mortgage up to $20,000

A mortgage credit certificate

mortgage ◦ Down payment assistance up to $7,000 or a second mortgage up to $20,000 ◦
mortgage ◦ Down payment assistance up to $7,000 or a second mortgage up to $20,000 ◦
mortgage ◦ Down payment assistance up to $7,000 or a second mortgage up to $20,000 ◦
mortgage ◦ Down payment assistance up to $7,000 or a second mortgage up to $20,000 ◦
 Tenant based vouchers can be used to purchase a home  Must be a

Tenant based vouchers can be used to purchase a home

Must be a current participant in the section 8 tenant-based voucher program

Must have been a renter for several years and demonstrated ability to pay rent regularly

Family must attend and satisfactorily complete a housing counseling program

ability to pay rent regularly  Family must attend and satisfactorily complete a housing counseling program
ability to pay rent regularly  Family must attend and satisfactorily complete a housing counseling program
ability to pay rent regularly  Family must attend and satisfactorily complete a housing counseling program
ability to pay rent regularly  Family must attend and satisfactorily complete a housing counseling program
 Same voucher payment schedule as the
Same voucher payment schedule as the

tenant-based rental vouchers

This program has a term limit of 10-15yrs

No time limit for receiving assistance for an elderly household or for a household headed by a person with a disability

No time limit for receiving assistance for an elderly household or for a household headed by
No time limit for receiving assistance for an elderly household or for a household headed by
No time limit for receiving assistance for an elderly household or for a household headed by
No time limit for receiving assistance for an elderly household or for a household headed by
No time limit for receiving assistance for an elderly household or for a household headed by
 Private non-profit organization, goal is to provide homeownership to low-income families and individuals. 

Private non-profit organization, goal is to

provide homeownership to low-income

families and individuals.

Individuals are eligible to purchase a home by:

Assisting (with families and friends) in building own home and the homes of other Habitat families as part of their “sweat equity” agreement

Depends on your need for housing

Depends on you ability to pay

Depends on your willing to partner with Habitat

Depends on your need for housing ◦ Depends on you ability to pay ◦ Depends on
Depends on your need for housing ◦ Depends on you ability to pay ◦ Depends on
Depends on your need for housing ◦ Depends on you ability to pay ◦ Depends on
Depends on your need for housing ◦ Depends on you ability to pay ◦ Depends on
 Interview  Income and credit screening  Criminal background check  Employment and Rental

Interview

Income and credit screening

Criminal background check

Employment and Rental history check Application process can take between 3-6 months

Sweat Equity requirement takes between 3-9 months

Entire Process: takes approximately 1year to complete: Orientation to House Closing

takes between 3-9 months  Entire Process: takes approximately 1year to complete: Orientation to House Closing
takes between 3-9 months  Entire Process: takes approximately 1year to complete: Orientation to House Closing
 This program targets individuals with low- incomes living in rural areas  These loans

This program targets individuals with low-

incomes living in rural areas

These loans target borrowers with low- incomes:

Sometimes 50% of AMI

Offer repayment terms longer than 30 years

These loans target borrowers with low- incomes: ◦ Sometimes 50% of AMI ◦ Offer repayment terms
These loans target borrowers with low- incomes: ◦ Sometimes 50% of AMI ◦ Offer repayment terms
These loans target borrowers with low- incomes: ◦ Sometimes 50% of AMI ◦ Offer repayment terms
These loans target borrowers with low- incomes: ◦ Sometimes 50% of AMI ◦ Offer repayment terms
 A national non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization. ◦ Primary goal: to build strong

A national non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization.

Primary goal: to build strong healthy neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable homeownership

Affordable mortgage program for low and moderate

income individuals

Property renovation assistance

Counseling and assistance for individuals facing foreclosure

For more information:

Call 888-302-NACA

and assistance for individuals facing foreclosure ◦ For more information:  Call 888-302-NACA  www.naca.com
and assistance for individuals facing foreclosure ◦ For more information:  Call 888-302-NACA  www.naca.com
and assistance for individuals facing foreclosure ◦ For more information:  Call 888-302-NACA  www.naca.com
and assistance for individuals facing foreclosure ◦ For more information:  Call 888-302-NACA  www.naca.com
 Matched savings accounts to help low- income individuals and families build assets. ◦ Similar

Matched savings accounts to help low- income individuals and families build assets.

Similar to 401K plans

Can be used for:

Buying a house

Paying for post secondary education

Start a small business

Required to enroll in a budget/credit counseling program

Funded by public and private source

Operated by community-based organizations

a budget/credit counseling program ◦ Funded by public and private source ◦ Operated by community-based organizations
a budget/credit counseling program ◦ Funded by public and private source ◦ Operated by community-based organizations
a budget/credit counseling program ◦ Funded by public and private source ◦ Operated by community-based organizations
a budget/credit counseling program ◦ Funded by public and private source ◦ Operated by community-based organizations
 Alternate Family Living  Boarding Homes  Group Homes  Intermediate Care Facilities 

Alternate Family Living

Boarding Homes

Group Homes

Intermediate Care Facilities

Family Care Homes

Assisted Living Residences

Nursing Homes

Group Homes  Intermediate Care Facilities  Family Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences  Nursing
Group Homes  Intermediate Care Facilities  Family Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences  Nursing
Group Homes  Intermediate Care Facilities  Family Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences  Nursing
Group Homes  Intermediate Care Facilities  Family Care Homes  Assisted Living Residences  Nursing
 Type of supportive housing in which an individual with a developmental disability resides with

Type of supportive housing in which an

individual with a developmental disability

resides with a family other than their own in order to receive habilitative care.

Operated by provider agency

Licensed by the state, if more than one adult is living in the same home

Provider does not receive special assistance Paid from residents’ SSI plus Medicaid or state funded service dollars

does not receive special assistance  Paid from residents’ SSI plus Medicaid or state funded service
does not receive special assistance  Paid from residents’ SSI plus Medicaid or state funded service
does not receive special assistance  Paid from residents’ SSI plus Medicaid or state funded service
does not receive special assistance  Paid from residents’ SSI plus Medicaid or state funded service
 Group living situations for people who need more than periodic support, but do not

Group living situations for people who need more than periodic support, but do not need

24-hour supervision.

Four or five people share a home

Owned by an agency

Agency staff provides routine visits and on-call

support

Residents pay a flat fee for room and board

an agency ◦ Agency staff provides routine visits and on-call support ◦ Residents pay a flat
an agency ◦ Agency staff provides routine visits and on-call support ◦ Residents pay a flat
an agency ◦ Agency staff provides routine visits and on-call support ◦ Residents pay a flat
an agency ◦ Agency staff provides routine visits and on-call support ◦ Residents pay a flat
 A group living option for adults with developmental disabilities. ◦ Five or six residents

A group living option for adults with developmental disabilities.

Five or six residents in each home

24 hour personal care

Habilitation and other supportive services

Owned/operated by private agencies

Room and board paid for by residents SSI and Special Assistance

services ◦ Owned/operated by private agencies ◦ Room and board paid for by residents SSI and
services ◦ Owned/operated by private agencies ◦ Room and board paid for by residents SSI and
services ◦ Owned/operated by private agencies ◦ Room and board paid for by residents SSI and
services ◦ Owned/operated by private agencies ◦ Room and board paid for by residents SSI and
 Intensive ,regulated, residential service funded by Medicaid to serve individuals with intensive behavioral and

Intensive ,regulated, residential service funded by Medicaid to serve individuals with

intensive behavioral and medical needs who needs more than a group home offers, but less than a skilled care nursing home level of

care.

Six beds

Personal care

Habilitation

Specialized therapies

a skilled care nursing home level of care. ◦ Six beds ◦ Personal care ◦ Habilitation
a skilled care nursing home level of care. ◦ Six beds ◦ Personal care ◦ Habilitation
a skilled care nursing home level of care. ◦ Six beds ◦ Personal care ◦ Habilitation
a skilled care nursing home level of care. ◦ Six beds ◦ Personal care ◦ Habilitation
◦

Active treatment

Overnight supervision

Licensed by state

Owned and operated by private agencies

◦ Active treatment ◦ Overnight supervision ◦ Licensed by state ◦ Owned and operated by private
◦ Active treatment ◦ Overnight supervision ◦ Licensed by state ◦ Owned and operated by private
◦ Active treatment ◦ Overnight supervision ◦ Licensed by state ◦ Owned and operated by private
◦ Active treatment ◦ Overnight supervision ◦ Licensed by state ◦ Owned and operated by private
 Small assisted living facilities  Two to six residents  Designed to provide residential

Small assisted living facilities

Two to six residents

Designed to provide residential care for the elderly

24 hour personal care

Room and board paid by SSI and special assistance

provide residential care for the elderly  24 hour personal care  Room and board paid
provide residential care for the elderly  24 hour personal care  Room and board paid
provide residential care for the elderly  24 hour personal care  Room and board paid
provide residential care for the elderly  24 hour personal care  Room and board paid
 Facilities with seven or more beds designed primarily to provide residential care for the

Facilities with seven or more beds designed primarily to provide residential care for the

elderly, whose principal need is a home with the shelter or personal care their age requires.

24 hour personal care services

Bathing

Dressing

Grooming

Medication administration

room and board paid by SSI and special assistance

Bathing  Dressing  Grooming  Medication administration ◦ room and board paid by SSI and
Bathing  Dressing  Grooming  Medication administration ◦ room and board paid by SSI and
Bathing  Dressing  Grooming  Medication administration ◦ room and board paid by SSI and
Bathing  Dressing  Grooming  Medication administration ◦ room and board paid by SSI and
 Any group housing and services program for two or more unrelated adults ◦ One

Any group housing and services program for two or more unrelated adults

One meal per day

House keeping services

Personal care services

program for two or more unrelated adults ◦ One meal per day ◦ House keeping services
program for two or more unrelated adults ◦ One meal per day ◦ House keeping services
program for two or more unrelated adults ◦ One meal per day ◦ House keeping services
program for two or more unrelated adults ◦ One meal per day ◦ House keeping services
 Health services facilities that provide nursing or convalescent care for three or more persons.

Health services facilities that provide nursing or convalescent care for three or more

persons.

Chronic or convalescent patients

Medical and nursing care

Not sick enough to require general hospital care or

special facilities

patients ◦ Medical and nursing care ◦ Not sick enough to require general hospital care or
patients ◦ Medical and nursing care ◦ Not sick enough to require general hospital care or
patients ◦ Medical and nursing care ◦ Not sick enough to require general hospital care or
patients ◦ Medical and nursing care ◦ Not sick enough to require general hospital care or
 Be treated with dignity  Privacy  Humane care  Freedom from mental and

Be treated with dignity

Privacy

Humane care

Freedom from mental and physical abuse

Freedom from neglect and exploitation

Consult with an attorney or advocate vote

mental and physical abuse  Freedom from neglect and exploitation  Consult with an attorney or
mental and physical abuse  Freedom from neglect and exploitation  Consult with an attorney or
mental and physical abuse  Freedom from neglect and exploitation  Consult with an attorney or
mental and physical abuse  Freedom from neglect and exploitation  Consult with an attorney or
 Receive treatment  Send and receive unopened mail  Worship  Go outdoors 

Receive treatment

Send and receive unopened mail Worship

Go outdoors

Use the telephone

Keep and spend a reasonable amount of money

unopened mail  Worship  Go outdoors  Use the telephone  Keep and spend a
unopened mail  Worship  Go outdoors  Use the telephone  Keep and spend a
unopened mail  Worship  Go outdoors  Use the telephone  Keep and spend a
unopened mail  Worship  Go outdoors  Use the telephone  Keep and spend a
 Prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color,

Prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental,

and financing of housing based on race,

color, national origin, religion, sex, familial

status, or disability

Prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities

Require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals

with disabilities

with disabilities  Require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities
with disabilities  Require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities
with disabilities  Require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities
with disabilities  Require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities
 Require housing providers to allow individuals with disabilities to make reasonable modifications to a

Require housing providers to allow

individuals with disabilities to make

reasonable modifications to a house or rental

unit

Require that new multi-family housing be designed and constructed to be accessible to all individuals with disabilities

Require that new multi-family housing be designed and constructed to be accessible to all individuals with
Require that new multi-family housing be designed and constructed to be accessible to all individuals with
Require that new multi-family housing be designed and constructed to be accessible to all individuals with
Require that new multi-family housing be designed and constructed to be accessible to all individuals with
 Ask if you have a disability, what it is, or the severity of your

Ask if you have a disability, what it is, or the

severity of your disability

Ask what services you receive

Ask what medication(s) you are taking Discriminate against you because of your appearance

Select the type of unit or house they think you need

taking  Discriminate against you because of your appearance  Select the type of unit or
taking  Discriminate against you because of your appearance  Select the type of unit or
taking  Discriminate against you because of your appearance  Select the type of unit or
taking  Discriminate against you because of your appearance  Select the type of unit or
 Verify that you are qualified for the designated unit  Verify your income 

Verify that you are qualified for the

designated unit

Verify your income

Conduct a criminal background check

Check your references

for the designated unit  Verify your income  Conduct a criminal background check  Check
for the designated unit  Verify your income  Conduct a criminal background check  Check
for the designated unit  Verify your income  Conduct a criminal background check  Check
for the designated unit  Verify your income  Conduct a criminal background check  Check
 Saying a house/apartment has already been
Saying a house/apartment has already been

rented/sold when it is still available

Offering different conditions to a individual with a disability

Refusing to allow a individual with a disability

to add a ramp, widen doorways, or add grab

bars to make their housing more accessible

Showing an individual with a disability housing only in certain neighborhoods or assigns an individual to a particular section of a building

with a disability housing only in certain neighborhoods or assigns an individual to a particular section
with a disability housing only in certain neighborhoods or assigns an individual to a particular section
with a disability housing only in certain neighborhoods or assigns an individual to a particular section
with a disability housing only in certain neighborhoods or assigns an individual to a particular section
 Are changes to rules, policies, practices, or services to allow individuals with disabilities equal

Are changes to rules, policies, practices, or services to allow individuals with disabilities

equal opportunity to use and enjoy a housing unit, including common areas. Reasonable: the action requested by the individual with a disability:

enjoy a housing unit, including common areas.  Reasonable: the action requested by the individual with
enjoy a housing unit, including common areas.  Reasonable: the action requested by the individual with
enjoy a housing unit, including common areas.  Reasonable: the action requested by the individual with
enjoy a housing unit, including common areas.  Reasonable: the action requested by the individual with
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does not cause an undue financial hardship to the

housing provider

Does not cause a basic change in the nature of housing programs available

Will not cause harm or damage to others

Is technologically possible

in the nature of housing programs available ◦ Will not cause harm or damage to others
in the nature of housing programs available ◦ Will not cause harm or damage to others
in the nature of housing programs available ◦ Will not cause harm or damage to others
in the nature of housing programs available ◦ Will not cause harm or damage to others
 Changes in the physical arrangement of the interior of a housing unit, common spaces,

Changes in the physical arrangement of the

interior of a housing unit, common spaces, or

parking spaces.

Make tasks easier

Reduce accidents

Support independent living

Allow individual with the disability to have full enjoyment of the premises where they live

independent living ◦ Allow individual with the disability to have full enjoyment of the premises where
independent living ◦ Allow individual with the disability to have full enjoyment of the premises where
independent living ◦ Allow individual with the disability to have full enjoyment of the premises where
independent living ◦ Allow individual with the disability to have full enjoyment of the premises where
 Widening doorways
Widening doorways

Putting up a ramp/walkway to door

Hand held showers

Grab bars

Handrails

Adjusting location of furniture

Changing the lighting fixtures

Hand held showers  Grab bars  Handrails  Adjusting location of furniture  Changing the
Hand held showers  Grab bars  Handrails  Adjusting location of furniture  Changing the
Hand held showers  Grab bars  Handrails  Adjusting location of furniture  Changing the
Hand held showers  Grab bars  Handrails  Adjusting location of furniture  Changing the
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