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Everyone Deserves a Place to Call Home
Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation’s (MIH) mission is to help people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) successfully access and maintain inclusive, affordable, and accessible housing of their choice by creating opportunities, identifying resources, connecting people, and providing services.
People with IDD want to live in their own homes, and they want to have a say in who they live with and where they live. Separating housing ownership/control from residential and support services is a stated goal of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
This movement of services away from provider owned and operated group homes to supported living arrangements in which the individual owns or rents his or her own home is motivated by two major forces in the IDD field of services. The philosophy of self-determination advocates for individuals and their families to have more control over their lives—and this includes housing.
The second force is the changing policy of Medicaid. Medicaid has recently published settings standards, which advocates for individuals to receive services in settings which do not isolate the individual from the larger society, although group homes are still allowed under these rules, it encourages the movement toward supported living. The second change at Medicaid is the unbundling of services, and with that unbundling comes a clarification that Medicaid does not pay for the cost of housing.
If service provider owned or rented group homes are not viable housing options for the future, what are affordable and accessible housing options for people with IDD? This is the problem that MIH proposes to solve.
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Housing Case Management
MIH partners with other agencies that offer Housing Support Services by providing training and professional networking.
MIH partners with agencies that provide all types of Residential Services, Community Support Services (CCS) and Housing Support Services (HSS).
MIH advocates for additional affordable and accessible housing for adults with developmental disabilities.
Important information to Know
Affordable and accessible housing resources, DDA & Medicaid policy, and examples of innovative housing arrangements in Maryland
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a list of ways that homeowners and renters can receive help during the coronavirus national emergency. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance/
How can I ensure that my loved one with disabilities has a place to live after I’m gone? Can s/he inherit our home? Can we buy a condo? Join The Arc Northern Virginia for a Webinar on 11/5/2021
Social security benefits to rise 5.9% for roughly 70 million people in 2022. Inflation pushes the cost-of-living increase to the highest one-year bump in almost four decades
Housing Support Services Training
Maryland Inclusive Housing is offering DDA approved housing support services training in January 2022. Register for this training at EventBrite
Request for Proposal Strategic Planning
The Board of Directors of Maryland Inclusive Housing (MIH) is launching a strategic planning process for our organization that will define its direction for the next two to three years. MIH is now soliciting proposals to help us with this work. If you are interested in applying or know someone or some company that might be a good fit, please see the Attached RFP that outlines the timeframe and requirements. The process is expected to take five months, starting in February 2022, and ending in June 2022. Tim Wiens, Executive Director