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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
Currently, the Department of Housing and Community Development is working to update its Qualified Allocation Plan and Guide. Visit the website https://dhcd.maryland.gov/HousingDevelopment/Pages/QAPGuideRevisions.aspx to see the second draft of the 2022 Qualified Allocation Program.
For the first time in four years, the amount of money that people with disabilities can save without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits is rising. https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2022/01/03/irs-raises-limit-for-able-accounts/29640/
Beginning Wednesday, December 8, 2021 , the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (“HABC”) will be accepting applications from non-elderly persons with disabilities who would qualify for and are interested in leasing one-bedroom dwelling units. Refer to the website for the details https://www.habc.org/habc-information/neds/
Housing Support Services Training
Maryland Inclusive Housing is offering DDA approved housing support services training in January 2022. Register for this training at EventBrite