OPWDD Transformation Panel Report: 

OPWDD spent much of 2015 initiating significant public outreach, data collection and analysis to help address concerns and better plan for a sustainable future. Click here to read the report.

OPWDD Residential Request List: 

The attached report provides a review of OPWDD’s Residential Request List and corresponding recommendations to improve residential alternatives and address housing needs of individuals, consistent with transformational goals as required by Chapter 58 of the Laws of 2015. Click here to read the request list.

Report to the Housing Task Force: 

In 2015 New York Alliance received a grant from the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) through the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) which included funding to increase housing options for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in New York State. Click here to view report. 

Housing Resource Guide:

The Housing Resource Guide begins with an overview of housing options in the state and how those have been shaped. We then set out paths and options that may be available to an individual and their family. The Guide also lists the “system based” resources that will affect an individual’s housing options. These refer to governmental subsidies and incentives to home builders that will lead to the creation of more housing stock. The guide describes the housing options in the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) certified system and other state systems. Click Here to View the Housing Resource Guide

REPORT: What Happens When I'm Gone?:

Understanding new Service and Support systems for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in housing and services. Understanding the relevance of Intentional Communities. Click Here to View the Report


Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State: Independent Living Skills Training Program Student Manual

National Low Income Housing Coalition

OPWDD Individual Supports and Services (ISS) Housing Subsidy Information for Landlords Brochure: English Version | Spanish VersionChinese Version | Korean Version

New York State Division of Human Rights: 'Protecting and Furthering Equality in New York State'

Basic guide to NYS human rights law

NYS Division of Human Rights Fair Housing Guide  

NYS Housing Rights for Persons With Disabilities

NYS Human Rights Law Complaint Form

NYS Coalitions

Your Money, Your Goals - Focus on People with Disabilities: A Companion Guide to Empower the Disability Community

Positive Financial Behaviors Data Tracker - Level 1

Positive Financial Behaviors Data Tracker - Level 2

Counseling Resource:

HomeSmart NY