Supportive Housing for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

305_Annie_14CSH, in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, is working to increase awareness about the option of supportive housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities,  as well as partnering with communities to increase the supply of supportive housing for this target population.

Supportive housing is affordable housing with accessible supportive services for people who require both housing and support. Tenants have their own home/apartment, and this is one of the key differences between supportive housing and congregate living arrangements. It is tenant centered, accessible, coordinated, integrated, and sustainable.

2015 Training Series

CSH will host three training opportunities this fall for development teams including service providers, families, and self advocates. Click on the link below to view the webinar PPT shared on July 14th on this topic, or on one of the webinar recordings:

2015 Training Series Webinar

July 14th Webinar, 12:30pm

July 14th Webinar, 7:00pm with Q and A Periods

The Supportive Housing Institute will take place over six days between September and November, with the first two sessions taking place in Joliet, followed by a finale that will be held in Springfield. Click on the link below for more information and to view the application.

Supportive Housing Institute Application 2015

Additional information will be posted about the family and self-advocate training opportunities taking place in September, October, and November of 2015 in the near future.


Would you like to learn more about supportive housing? Please click on the link below, in English or Spanish, to view our community meeting presentation:

Community Meeting Presentation

Presentación De La Reunión Comunitaria

Supportive Housing Institute 

CSH: The Source for Housing Solutions, in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD), held the first Permanent Supportive Housing Institute. The 2014 Supportive Housing Institute exclusively addressed the creation of housing settings that meet the needs of adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities. This series help non-profits learn how to navigate the complex process of developing housing with support services and is expected to reduce the time it takes to obtain funding by improving the planning and application process. Consideration was given to integrated housing (with up to 25% of the housing set aside for supportive housing) and small scale multi-unit buildings.

305_Ray Graham_2014The 2014 Institute provided targeted training and technical assistance to both new and experienced development teams. Teams receive over 60 hours of training including individualized technical assistance and resources to assist in completing their project.

In addition to having experts from across the state, we also included national partners who can provide insight on property management, financing, and building design. Special emphasis was given to accessing Section 811 and the new Statewide Referral Network.

236_Betsy at Finale_14CSH hosted the first Supportive Housing Institute Finale focused on creating mixed tenancy affordable and supportive housing solutions designed to incorporate the needs and desires of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each participating team offered a presentation on their vision and plans to create supportive housing for this population. Click here to read more.

Stay tuned for more information to follow about the 2015 Supportive Housing Institute and how to involve your community!

Questions, Thoughts, Want to Connect? Please contact us!

John Fallon,, 312-332-6690 ext. 21

Stephanie Sideman,, 312-332-6690 ext. 25

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