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At the time the need for a residential placement becomes necessary, a case manager or Support Coordinator can explore residential options with the individual. Some residential options that may be offered to an eligible individual include: 

  • Group homes – in which individuals share a home with no more than three other residents and receive services from staff who are on-site 24 hours a day.
  • Supervised apartments – in which an individual lives alone or with a roommate in an apartment that is leased or owned by a provider agency, which also employs staff that is available to serve the individual 24 hours a day.
  • Supported Living – in which an individual leases his or her own apartment and receives services on an as-needed basis either in person or through phone contact up to a total of 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Community Care Residence – in which an individual lives as part of the family of a caretaker and receives assistance from that person and/or from an agency on a routine basis. 

Fee-for-Service and Contribution to Care

In the fee-for-service system, an individual living in a licensed residential setting will need to contribute the following:

  • 30% of his/her monthly income toward rental costs
  • An additional monthly amount - determined by the residential provider - toward other care-related costs

For more information, please see Fee-for-Service and Contribution to Care.

Housing Vouchers

Housing vouchers are an option for eligible adults, age 21 and older, who are seeking to live independently or with a roommate. For more information, please see  Community Living Options.

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