Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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OPWDD ISS Housing Subsidy

06/19/17

OPWDD supports people to live as independently in the community as possible by helping with housing costs. This help comes in the form of a housing subsidy for your home or apartment. You will be expected to contribute 30% of your income to housing costs. You are responsible for paying the part of the cost that is more than your housing subsidy. 

Some options are: Market Rate Home/Apartment: You may use your housing subsidy toward any house or apartment that is for sale or rent. 

Subsidized Apartment: You may get limited housing support to use toward a Housing Choice (Section 8) subsidized apartment. 

Public Housing: You may get a housing subsidy to live in public housing that is affordable rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and people with all types of disabilities. 

Customized Residential Option: You may use your housing subsidy toward the cost of a non-certified, single-family home owned by a not-for-profit agency who rents the house to people with developmental disabilities. Each person who lives in the house has his or her own lease. Tenants work together to decide the rules of the house.

For more information about OPWDD’s ISS housing subsidy, contact your Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC), the Front Door or the Individual Supports and Services (ISS) contact at your local Developmental Disabilities Regional Office (DDRO).

Read the MSC E-Visory issued about the ISS housing subsidy.