INTEGRATED LIVING OPTIONS
We envision a future where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live fully integrated lives within their community. All people will have opportunities to share in all aspects of a full, productive, healthy, personally meaningful and satisfying life.
HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing, and managing these developments.
HUD is responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws.
IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS)
The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides in-home assistance to eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals as an alternative to out-of-home care and enables recipients to remain safely in their own homes.
The administration of IHSS is a complex partnership that includes the following entities: program recipients, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), counties, public authorities, program advocates, providers, and employee unions.
IHSS assessments are completed during home visits at the initial intake assessment and annual reassessments. Recipients may request for a reassessment of need at any time if their needs or circumstances change. County social workers continuously monitor recipients’ cases and have frequent contact with recipients to ensure their needs are appropriately met through program services. IHSS social workers complete a needs assessment for each applicant or recipient using the following criteria: the Functional Index Rankings, the Annotated Assessment Criteria, and the Hourly Task Guidelines (HTGs).
[Programs like TASC] fulfills the promise that people with disabilities can live on their own in the community. - Marlene, TASC Family Member
HOUSING & DISABILITY ADVOCACY
The Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) offers housing related financial assistance and wrap-around supportive services.
HDAP was established by Assembly Bill 1603 (Chapter 25, Statutes of 2016) and updated by Senate Bill (SB) 80 (Chapter 27, Statutes 2019) to assist people experiencing homelessness who are likely eligible for disability benefits by providing advocacy for disability benefits as well as housing supports.
HDAP has four core requirements: outreach, case management, disability advocacy, and housing assistance.
HDAP offers housing related financial assistance and wrap-around supportive services, including, but not limited to: interim housing, rental assistance, housing navigation, case management, security deposits, utility payments, moving costs, legal services, and credit repair.
HDAP also provides outreach services as well as case management for connections to any additional service needs as applicable.