Finding a Home Guide Resources:
As mentioned in our Finding a Home for Adults with Disabilities guide, here are additional helpful resources:
Use this handy resource to keep track of the various agencies and key professionals you work with in the developmental disability services field.
Live-in Caregiver Guides
• Live-in Caregiver Guide – Information for people with developmental disabilities and their loved ones on utilizing live-in supports
• Live-in Caregiver Guide for Caregivers – Information for people considering work or working as live-in caregivers for with developmental disabilities
These new guidebooks were created by The Arc of Northern Virginia in 2018 as a result of a grant award from the Arlington Community Foundation. We have seen a huge increase in the number of people opting to use live-in aides to make living with greater independence possible. These guides will help people with disabilities and their families weigh the option of a live-in caregiver, learn how to proceed, and troubleshoot along the way. The parallel version for live-in caregivers will help them understand the requirements of the job, how to perform this work well, and what to do if they have problems.
We will have printed versions of these guides available in our office soon. Look for companion webinars in late summer and early fall!
Additional Resource from our People First for Young Adults Meeting May 2017:
Visit Our Housing Toolkit on our YouTube Page
The housing toolkit on YouTube contain recent videos about housing choices and opportunities.
Housing Choice Vouchers 2016 Video Series:
1. Brian— Brian is a brain injury survivor who lives in his own apartment, along with a live-in aide.
2016 Housing Workshop Files
|Session 2||Circles of Support for May 11|
|Session 3||Assessments and Supports for May 25
FLSA & Taxes Caregivers
Live-in Companion Position Requirements
Live-in Aide Lease Addendum
Live In Caregiver Agreement
Services by Waiver
Supportive Service PlanVIDEO
|Session 4||Budget Location and Amenities for June 8
Interview Packet Housing Needs Profile
Moving Expenses Budget
Reasonable Accommodation Packet
Voucher cover letterVIDEO VIDEO
|Session 5||Roommates for June 22
Questions for Potential Housemates
Roommate Agreement Sample
Roommate Chore Chart Monthly
Searching for Housing WebsitesVIDEO
|Session 6||Planning to Move for July 13
Copy of Existing TC Property List 010816
Important Phone Numbers
Move In Inspection Checklist
Moving Expenses Budget No VIDEO Available
|Session 7||Panel Presentation for July 27A Twist on the Sponsored Residential Model|
|Session 8||Wrap Up Session for August 3