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Announcement: Open Invitation to Participate in the Housing Pilot

The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation (NY Alliance) was awarded the DDPC New York Alliance Statewide and Regional Housing Collaboratives 2019-2021 grant. The goal of this project is to facilitate and support capacity building and learning on a statewide basis for developing, creating, and implementing individualized housing options with and for people with I/DD that build upon community housing options that go beyond the OPWDD service system.

New York Alliance Statewide and Regional Housing Collaboratives grant includes a housing Pilot Program in each of the OPWDD Regions:
• Western New York and the Finger Lakes,
• Central New York, Broome and Sunmount,
• Capital District, Taconic and the Hudson Valley,
• New York City,
• Long Island.

What is the Pilot Program?
Each year 15 people, 3 from each region of the state, will participate in the Pilot Program. Being part of the pilot, you will work with a Housing Navigator and your circle of support to create your housing plan, a plan that reflects the type of home you want to live in.

We call the program a pilot because throughout the three years we will be identifying / addressing obstacles in creating housing along with developing best practices.

What is a Housing Navigator?
Housing Navigators work with people who are interested in moving to a new home. They understand housing budgets and types of housing available. Housing Navigators will assist in developing a person’s housing plan and help them locate their new home.

If you are interested in taking part in the Pilot Program, please complete the invitation linked here. For more information, contact Carol Napierski, Senior Director of Innovation for the New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation at 518-407-5563 or [email protected].