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Websites and Programs

This directory includes government and private organizations that offer information about housing options, supports, and funding.


  • Administration for Community Living
    • About Community Living This page provides an overview of the benefits of living in the community and an overview of resources that support community living such as the Aging and Disability Resource Centers Program, the Centers for Independent Living, and the Assistive Technology Act program.
    • Housing and Services Resource Center The Housing and Services Resource Center was created to support the work of people who are working to help others, including the elderly and people with disabilities, live and access services in the community. The Center’s goal is to help organizations foster collaboration and cross-sector partnerships. The Center is part of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Medicaid.Gov
    • Home & Community Based Services This page provides information on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) regulations. The page includes a training series for stakeholders, transition plans for individual states, technical assistance, and more. The Final Regulation page provides an overview of rules and regulations states must follow when providing HCBS under Medicaid.
    • Long Term Services & Supports This page provides an overview of programs and partnerships that support long-term care services ranging from institutional care to community-based services. Programs include Money Follows the Person.
  • U.S. Department of Education
    • The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that protects the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Under the Act, every state has a program to assist students and their families facing housing instability. The state coordinators for McKinney-Vento in each state are listed here. The program is accessible to all public school students, including those with disabilities.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    • Disability-Related Topics This page links to information on disability discrimination laws and policies that enable people with disabilities to live in the community.
    • Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet Housing choice vouchers enable very low-income families, elderly individuals, and people with disabilities to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
    • Mainstream Voucher Program Mainstream vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities. Aside from serving a special population, Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.
    • Vouchers for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities (NED) Since 1997, Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) have been awarded under different special purpose voucher program types to serve very low-income non-elderly with disabilities (NED).
    • HUD Resource Locator This interactive map helps users find local affordable housing and federal resources and offices. Check out the user manual to learn how to use this tool.
    • Public Housing Webpage This page provides an overview of public housing and links to various resources such as a list of public housing programs, tools, and additional resources.
    • Section 811 Supportive Housing For Persons With Disabilities Program Portal The Section 811 Program provides funding to develop and subsidize rental housing for low-income people with disabilities.
    • Section 811 Project Rental Assistance For Persons with Disabilities The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program seeks to identify, stimulate, and support successful and innovative state approaches to providing integrated supportive housing for people with disabilities.

      In addition to the programs and resources listed above, we suggest the following ones for consideration. These programs serve people with disabilities and might be a good resource.

      • HUD-VASH The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
      • Family Unification Program The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) are provided to eligible families and youths.
      • Foster Youth to Independence The Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative The Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative makes Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance available to youth at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age who left foster care, or will leave foster care.
      • Homeless Assistance Programs Homelessness assistance programs provide funding to States and local governments and nonprofit providers to serve individuals and families across the United States who are affected by homelessness.
      • Providing Integrated, Community-Based Settings For Individuals with Disabilities This page links to HUD's statement on its commitment in offering individuals with disabilities housing options that enable them to make meaningful choices about housing, health care, and long-term services and supports so they can participate fully in community life.
    • Housing Resources for People with Disabilities This page links to information on federal, state, and local housing programs for people with disabilities. Programs include rental housing, home ownership, and independent living skills.

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  • The Arc
    • Housing Overview This page provides an overview of housing issues that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) encounter as well the Arc’s advocacy efforts. The page also describes key federal housing initiatives that enable people with I/DD to live in the community and links to additional resources.
  • Autism Housing Network (AHN)
    • Education AHN’s mission is to become the largest database of user-generated resources and residential opportunities and to foster a supportive online community. This is one of Madison House Autism Foundation’s Three Housing Initiatives. This page provides information about various types of housing options, tips on how to develop housing options, how to advocate for funding and public policy changes, and more.
    • Housing Directory This directory provides a listing of several existing and emerging housing models.
    • Resources This page provides resources on a variety of topics related to housing, such as information on financing, planning tools, and services.
  • Autism Society
    • Housing This page describes different types of supportive housing settings, such as independent living with little support or supervised group homes. This page also lists useful resources for finding housing.
  • Autism Speaks
    • Housing and Community Living This page provides a list of important questions to consider when finding housing as well as links to resources such as funding options, state service providers, and more.
  • Coalition for Community Choice (CCC)
    • CCC Materials The CCC strives to address the growing need for affordable housing and meaningful work for individuals with disabilities by increasing the quality and supply of choices. CCC is one of Madison House Autism Foundation’s Three Housing Initiatives. This page lists advocacy materials on topics such as home and community-based settings (HCBS) regulations and person-centered planning.
    • Learn About the Issues This page provides an overview of the issues that affect autistic adults' ability to find housing and access services.
  • First Place–Phoenix
    • Global Leadership Institute The Global Leadership Institute is focused on pressing concerns for accessibility to more community, housing and independent living options for individuals with autism and other neurodiversities. It serves as a multidisciplinary, hands-on training center for professionals, educators, support staff and medical personnel, as well as a robust site for research and advancements in public policy.
  • The Kelsey
    • Opportunity Through Inclusivity The Kelsey funds and organizes development of inclusive housing, partners with disability, housing, and community organizations to enable them to develop inclusive housing, and advocates and advises for policies that are conducive to inclusive housing.
  • Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF)
    • Autism Housing MAHF's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of adults on the autism spectrum. Their three housing initiatives are designed to expand housing choice and opportunity for autistic adults in communities across the country. This page provides an overview of those initiatives, which includes the Autism Housing Network, the Coalition for Community Choice, and the Empowering Communities Initiative.
    • Resources This resource library covers a variety of topics and issues that affect autistic adults. Topics include employment, health, housing, education, and more.
  • Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC)
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