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    Diane A
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    Are there any states that do not have a wait list for housing for a 22 that needs 24 hour supervision. I heard Arizona does not have a wait list.

     

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    Desiree Kameka
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    This is a bit of a tricky question…

    There are actually 2 waiting lists that are important to keep in mind:

    1. Affordable Housing waiting lists which gives subsidies to people with low incomes to afford housing. People with disabilities who do not have a full-time job often qualify to be on these waiting lists. You can find information about waiting lists for HOUSING ONLY here, individual’s would need to also be able to access Medicaid or private-pay supports as needed separately: https://affordablehousingonline.com/
    2. Medicaid HCBS waiver waiting lists which is the funding stream for long term support services. EVERY STATE has an undocumented waiting list to access comprehensive residential supports (whether in a group home, one’s own home, host home, etc.). Some states will report that they do not have a waiting list for services, but that DOES NOT mean comprehensive residential support! A state can say they don’t have a waiting list if they offer their residents just a few hours of respite. The ONLY OPTIONS that do not have a waiting list would be an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) or other institutional setting. Although, families often have to be in severe crisis to access this option and the individual may be sent far from their community to the next available bed.

    I wish I had better news, but unfortunately, our country has a national housing and support crisis which is why advocacy is so important and families are developing their own solutions. This website tells you the 12 states that report not having a waiting list, as well as how long the waiting list may be in each state: https://fisp.umn.edu/chart-gallery/waiting

     

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    Jen Hagen
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    jen

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    Desiree Kameka
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    @Jen, you should add DragonFLY Landing to the AHN Housing Directory!  Just fill out this form so we can share your listing with others: http://www.autismhousingnetwork.org/housing/submit-a-listing/

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