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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.

Join our Community

01.

Find Housing

If you or a loved-one is searching for a change of housing start here.

02.

Housing Case Management

MIH partners with other agencies that offer Housing Support Services by providing training and professional networking.

03.

Service Providers

MIH partners with agencies that provide all types of Residential Services, Community Support Services (CCS) and Housing Support Services (HSS).

04.

Housing Advocacy

MIH advocates for additional affordable and accessible housing for adults with developmental disabilities.

Join MIH For Housing Support Services Trainining

MIH is offering virtual DDA-approved and Waiver-required training in Housing Support Services, provided by national housing expert Diane Dressler, Senior Associate at Community Life Resources. She has over 40 years of experience working with people with disabilities, including 20 years of experience in creating affordable and accessible housing opportunities. She served as DDA’s Statewide Training Coordinator and Housing Specialist for 11 years. 

This comprehensive and uniquely tailored program gives Housing Support Services workers the knowledge and credentials stipulated by DDA to help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities obtain and maintain accessible and affordable housing of their choice. Participants in this cohort will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of their training.

JOIN VIRTUAL TRAINING WITH DIANE DRESSLER FROM 10 AM – 2:30 PM 

OCT 5: Responsibilities of a Housing Support Service Provider, Affordable Housing Basics, Strategies for Affordable Renting 


OCT 12: Homeownership, Disability Service Systems, DDA Waiver Services and Homeless Services

OCT 19: Person-Centered Housing Plans and Fair Housing Law

OCT 26: Home Accessibility & Oversoming Barriers, Housing Search, Leasing, Working with Housing Providers & Strategies for Successful Tenancy

Important information to Know

Affordable and accessible housing resources,  DDA & Medicaid policy, and examples of innovative housing arrangements in Maryland

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Latest News

House proposes historic housing funds for infrastructure bill

The House voted 30-24 last week to approve more than $330 billion in affordable housing funding for the bipartisan infrastructure package. The bill makes historic investments in rental assistance, public housing improvements, and the production of new affordable housing. 

https://affordablehousingonline.com/blog/house-proposes-historic-housing-funds-for-infrastructure-bill/?trackcmp_email=lsilverstone%40mih-inc.org&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%F0%9F%93%B0+New+Proposed+Bill+Includes+Investments+In+Affordable+Housing&utm_campaign=Thursday+Broadcast+09%2F16%2F21&vgo_ee=Tq6vYYJiKoAVa4pSOKppIexpwkV7Ub93lQzX51CHBhI%3D


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