Individual Supports and Services (ISS) Housing

EPI supports and coordinates services for adults with developmental disabilities who wish to live independently.  One of the services we offer is the Individual Supports and Services (ISS) Housing Subsidy.

The ISS Housing Subsidy is an OPWDD program that provides financial support to income eligible people with developmental disabilities who choose to live in the community.

In order to receive an ISS Housing subsidy, the person with disabilities needs to be the lease holder, financially and legally responsible, for his or her housing unit. The person can live alone or with caregivers or roommates. People living with family members or others as a dependent are not eligible. The person supported is expected to contribute approximately 30% of his or her income towards housing costs. The ISS Housing Subsidy covers the difference up to the maximum allowable. The ISS subsidy may also cover other housing costs, such as a deposit or moving expenses.

Eligibility

  • 18 year or older
  • Eligible to receive OPWDD services
  • Lives in a non-certified housing
  • Financially and legally responsible for housing unit

Housing Navigation

A Housing Navigator assists people obtain and maintain long-term, stable housing of their choice. Housing Navigation is a time-limited, outcome-focused service that can including assistance with finding a home, coordinating the move, and establishing supports needed to maintain living in the home. A Housing Navigator can also help a person in crisis situations such as evictions.

If you are interested in exploring the option of living independently, please contact us at:  info@epiny.org.

Contact

We are here to help. Get in touch with us if you have questions, need assistance or more information.

Email info@epiny.org

Phone (585) 442-6420