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Consumer-Controlled Housing
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Provides information about people with disabilities controlling their own places of residence, including decisions about location, house mates, ownership or rental, sources of housing subsidies, financing support needs, and programs of assistance.

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Managed by: Joe Wykowski (joe@cvision.org) of Community Visions, Inc

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (14 Products)
Electronic Media (12 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (17 Products)
Online Forums (2 Products)
Other (2 Products)
People Who Can Help (4 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A Guidebook on Consumer Controlled Housing
A guidebook for consumers and families on selecting and controlling one's own housing through ownership and rental. You can view it online or download as a PDF file for free.
Going It Alone: The Struggle to Expand Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities
An assessment of what is and isnít working in local communities to expand affordable housing opportunities for people with disabilities.
Just Like Home: An Advocateís Guide to Consumer Rights in Medicaid HCBS
This guide explains the standards and guidelines that settings must meet for home and community-based services (HCBS) reimbursement.
Maryland Housing and Disability Services Resource
This guide provides information about organizations that provide services and/or housing resources to people with disabilities.
Navigating Choice and Change in Later Life: Frameworks for Facilitating Person-Centered Planning
This book is about choosing the living situation you want as you age.
One Person at a Time
This book is about an agency that changed how it provided services. It tells life stories and explains agency changes that occurred when each person was listened to and supported one person at time.
Opening Doors - A Housing Publication for the Disability Community
"Opening Doors" is a quarterly monograph on issues in housing for people with disabilities.
Opening Doors: A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders
A report about the housing needs of people with autism in Arizona, now and in future years.
Out of Reach
This website compares wages and rents for housing throughout the United States. It tells how much a person needs to earn to afford an apartment.
Piecing It All Together: Playing the Housing Game
This guidebook provides answers to key questions about the federally mandated Consolidated Plan, which provides millions of dollars for affordable housing to states and cities every year.
Priced Out in 2012
This updated study shows that it is very difficult for those receiving SSI to afford rent.
Section 8 Made Simple: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program To Assist People with Disabilities, 2nd edition
Section 8 Made Simple is a 98-page publication covering the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentís (HUDís) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in detail.
The Impacts of Supportive Housing on Neighborhoods and Neighbors
An analysis of the impacts of supportive housing programs on neighborhood property values and crime rates.
Threshold Series on Consumer-Controlled Housing
The "Threshold" series includes 6 booklets of useful information and suggestions for people interested in homes of their own.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Advocates' Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy
This 300-page book contains background information and tools for housing advocates, plus short descriptions of more than 60 U.S. Federal programs that help people with low-incomes. You can download it for free
Changing Priorities: The Federal Budget and Housing Assistance, 1976-2007
This report provides an overview of HUD budget trends from fiscal year 1976 through fiscal year 2006 as measured in inflation-adjusted dollars.
CoHousing Association of the United States
Cohousing combines economical home ownership and intentional community. Some projects include owners with disabilities, and others are developing with a view towards inclusion. This website includes an extensive database of communities.
Consumer Controlled Housing: Making Informed Choices In Rental and Home Ownership
This video and transcript are from a presentation about consumer controlled housing options for people with disabilities.
Cooperative Housing
A housing co-operative offers economical "shared" ownership of housing, and intentional community. Several co-operatives include members with disabilities, and others are in development with a commitment to inclusion.
Financing Resources for Affordable Housing: A Brief Overview
This document briefly describes several financial resource options to be used for the development of affordable housing.
Home Ownership
This webpage explains how people with disabilities can own their own home.
Housing Choice Voucher Newsletter
A monthly newsletter about the US Government's Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program helps people with low income or disabilities rent or buy a home.
PLAN Ezine on Housing
An issue of a monthly newsletter from the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN). This issue includes articles and real life stories around the topic of housing.
Scoop Essentials: In Search Of Home Sweet Home
An online article about housing options available to persons with disabilities. It shows how things have changed over the last 40-50 years. Visitors can ask questions or add comments and these will appear below the article.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Information for People with Disabilities
This website has information about the housing rights of people with disabilities.
Understanding Community Poverty, Housing, and Disability
This online report provides information about poverty and people with disabilities. It shows how poverty makes it hard to find a good place to live.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Housing Choice Voucher Program
This webpage explains a federal program that helps people with low incomes afford rent in market rate apartments. It helps people with disabilities live in the community.
Advanced Strategies Teleconference, No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) - May 2005
The topic of this teleconference was an overview of the No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) located in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. This program helps people with disabilities purchase their own home, or find better rental options.
Changing Priorities: The Federal Budget and Housing Assistance, 1976-2007
This report provides an overview of HUD budget trends from fiscal year 1976 through fiscal year 2006 as measured in inflation-adjusted dollars.
CoHousing Association of the United States
Cohousing combines economical home ownership and intentional community. Some projects include owners with disabilities, and others are developing with a view towards inclusion. This website includes an extensive database of communities.
Cooperative Housing
A housing co-operative offers economical "shared" ownership of housing, and intentional community. Several co-operatives include members with disabilities, and others are in development with a commitment to inclusion.
Dimensions
An organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities and autism in England and South Wales.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to affordable home ownership by building homes in partnership with families in need.
Housing Center for People with Disabilities
The Housing Center for People with Disabilities is a national center to provide information and assistance with housing issues.
Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers
Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers assist low-income persons with disabilities to obtain personal housing.
Jay Nolan Community Services
A Calfornia agency for people with autism which closed 13 group homes.
KeyRing
An organization that helps people from England and Wales to live independently in their own homes. It also seeks to allow members to share their skills and talents with each other and with their communities.
Mainstream Category 2 Vouchers
This program aims to help people with disabilities move out of institutions to live in the community. It is a joint effort of the US Departments of Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development.
Movin' Out, Inc
Movin' Out creates opportunities for people with disabilities and their families to purchase and maintain their own homes, in housing and neighborhoods that are safe, affordable, accessible, and integrated.
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Capital Housing
A housing program from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The goal of the program is to provide housing options in their own communities that allow people with disabilities to be as fully integrated and independent as possible.
PACER's Housing Project
This program shares housing information with the parents of youth and young adults with disabilities. It helps them understand their son's/daughter's rights and options for community living as adults. It has a great website.
Priced Out in 2004
Priced out 2004 is the latest in a series of housing publications that offers facts documenting the affordable housing crisis that affects most people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Shelter for All
Shelter for All is a program that helps people with disabilities who are homeless. It is located in Mississippi.
Online Forums
Advanced Strategies Teleconference, No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) - May 2005
The topic of this teleconference was an overview of the No Place Like Home Communities (NPLHC) located in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. This program helps people with disabilities purchase their own home, or find better rental options.
FindMyRoommate
FindMyRoommate is an online matching service for people with disabilities who are looking for roommates with whom to share housing and companionship, and possibly paid services and natural supports.
Other
Jay Klein
Jay is the Director of the Initiative on Inclusive Communities at Arizona State University. He is an expert on housing and a pioneer in assisting people with disabilities to move from institutional settings into homes of their own.
Joe Wykowski
Joe is the founder of Community Vision in Portland, Oregon. Community Vision assists individuals to develop and manage their personal supports.
People Who Can Help
Cathy Ficker Terrill
Cathy is a porfessional,parent of a child with a dsiabiltiy and a person with a brain injury. She has done extensive work at the local, state, national and international arena in the areas of strategic planning, building social capitol, organizational...
Pat Fratangelo
Onondaga Community Living (OCL) is an organization that transitioned from providing group home services to personalized services. We provide personalized suports to adults with developmental disabilities in every type of service that we do, whether it ...
Patti Scott
I am the CEO and co-founder of Neighbours, Inc, an innovative organization providing self-directed supports to people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I regularly provide training and consultation on all aspects of organizational change (moving to self...
Tom Nerney
Together with 17 other Center for Self-Determination Resource Guides we provide training and technical assistance on all aspects of self-determination including: developing highly personal individual budgets and plans; crafting Medicaid waivers that pr...


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