Third Party Resources

Housing organizations:

Autism Housing Network (AHN)
Our vision is to become the largest database of user-generated resources and residential opportunities while fostering a supportive and encouraging online community.

Sunflower Hill
Sunflower Hill creates spaces and places where adults with developmental disabilities can live, work, learn and realize their contributing place in the community.

Marbridge is nestled on over 200 acres, just 13 miles south of downtown Austin, Texas. Marbridge provides a distinct alternative to group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities, offering a full spectrum of services tailored to individual needs and abilities.

Cape Cod Village
Our goal is to create high quality housing and programs to meet the unique needs of adults on the autism spectrum.

LTO Ventures
LTO Ventures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that develops affordable housing, integrated employment, and social engagement options for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Center for Independent Futures (CFI)
Center for Independent Futures (CIF) has over twelve years of experience working with family groups to develop diverse, community-based housing.

Legal and regulatory context:

Olmstead Supreme Court decision
In Olmstead v. L.C. the U.S. Supreme Court established the right of individuals with mental disabilities to live in the community rather than in institutions, in many situations.

Lanterman Act (California)
The Lanterman Act is a 1977 California law that gives people with developmental disabilities rights to services and supports to enable them to live a more independent life, notably in the “least restrictive environment”.

Medicaid Home & Community Based Services (HCBS)
Home and community based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community rather than institutions or other isolated settings.

Medicaid: Managed Care
Managed Care is a health care delivery system organized to manage cost, utilization, and quality.

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

Housing & Community Development – Income Guidelines (California)
Most federal and State housing assistance programs set maximum incomes for eligibility to live in assisted housing, and maximum rents and housing costs that may be charged to eligible residents, usually based on their incomes.

Special Needs Trusts
There are two types of Special Needs Trusts (SNTs), commonly designated as first-party and third-party SNTs. It is important to determine which type of SNT you have or need.

Financing resources

Community Development Loan Funds (CDFI)
CDFIs are community development loan funds, banks, venture capital funds, and credit unions that help people realize their full potential and create thriving communities.

The Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF)
The DOF makes mission driven investments that yield double bottom line results, providing financial returns through opportunities that address pressing social concerns, with sound CDFI management and industry expertise.

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

State Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs)
Using Housing Bonds, the Housing Credit, HOME, and other federal and state resources, HFAs have crafted hundreds of housing programs, including homeownership, rental, and all types of special needs housing.

Medicaid: Section 1115 (State Waivers)
Section 1115 demonstrations and waiver authorities in section 1915 of the Social Security Act are vehicles states can use to test new or existing ways to deliver and pay for health care services in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Fundraising resources

Fundraising services – Elliot Levin
Partnership Resources Group is a consulting firm providing fundraising services to organizations throughout Northern California. PRG has, for more than 25 years, managed large-scale campaigns for a broad range of sectors, from healthcare to education, from affordable housing to the arts.