Welcome to the VA HSS NOVA Housing Resource Guide!
This web-based guide to rental housing and housing resources is produced by the Virginia Housing and Supportive Services' Northern Virginia Regional Implementation Team. The Northern Virginia RIT educates individuals, families and service providers about integrated, independent housing and new housing resources available to people in the Settlement Agreement population. We also prepare individuals with developmental disabilities to qualify for housing resources and help them navigate the complexities of accessing rent subsidies and housing. Finally, the Northern Virginia RIT encourages the development of new rent assistance, housing and supportive services options for this population.
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What is integrated, independent housing?
Integrated, independent housing offers individuals with developmental disabilities opportunities for community inclusion and choices in where to live, with whom to live, and who will provide supports to be safe, healthy and productive. Housing is affordable, often with the help of rent assistance. Services and supports are provided through sources separate from housing, such as Medicaid Waiver-funded services, natural supports, privately paid supports and other community resources.
For some examples of different integrated,independent housing options, watch our videos and read our latest success stories!
Have You Heard?
As of December, 2016, there are 568 individuals with developmental disabilities in the Settlement Agreement population living in their own homes! This is an increase of over 66% over the baseline of 343 individuals in July 2015.
Housing Success Story: Corey W.
Corey's mom,Robin, explains what it was like to help Corey apply for a special Admissions Preference housing choice voucher and watch him flourish in his new home. Read Corey's story!