Webinar Series: Improving and Expanding Community Living Options for People with I/DD (Part 1 of 3)

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
3:00-4:15 pm, Eastern time

Register for the webinar.

Administration for Community Living (ACL) recognizes that safe, accessible, and affordable housing that is integrated in the community is a vital component for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live and participate in their communities. Community-based housing options are extremely limited for people with I/DD, and almost 70% still live with their families. To improve and expand community living options, it is important to understand the barriers to housing and housing needs for people with I/DD.

ACL is hosting a three-part series on community-based housing options for people with I/DD. The webinars will explore barriers people with I/DD face in securing housing; highlight the limited range of housing options; and feature innovative strategies, resources, partners, and funding streams to help create more housing options for people with I/DD. The series will center the perspectives and experience of individuals with I/DD. The target audience for the series is broad and includes state disability and housing state agencies, providers, and advocates — plus researchers, individuals with I/DD, and families.

Register for the first webinar in this series, “Community Living Housing Options for People with I/DD: Perspective on Barriers and Solutions,” happening on March 29 at 3:00 pm, Eastern time.

This webinar will provide:

  • A baseline understanding of the unique barriers people with I/DD face in getting housing in the community and their specific housing needs.
  • Information on a broad array of federal, state, and local programs and partnerships to address housing barriers and needs.
  • An opportunity to learn from the experiences and successes of self-advocates navigating barriers to secure accessible and affordable housing in the community.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. The webinar will include real-time captioning and ASL interpreting. Everyone who registers by 9:00 am, Eastern time on March 27 will receive the slides in advance. If you need any additional accommodations, or if you have questions, please email Allison Cruz.