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Independent Living

An Independent Skills Living Assessment gathers information to identify if an individual is prepared with the appropriate life skills to live on their own.  See more information below or contact the Disability Network Michigan for a Center for Independent Living office near you.


Housing Resources for those with disabilities

People looking for affordable housing, can contact Michigan State Housing Development Authority to search for low to moderate income housing in your area. Subsidized housing rent will be based off of the amount of income in your family.

Those in need of Assistance for Public Housing Relocation/Replacement?

Section 8 is a federal program for assisting low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. For more information visit, Section 8 Housing Subsidy (HUD) .

Department of Health and Human Services offers a “State Emergency Relief” program for housing relocation services, home repairs and home ownership if you qualify for services. Check to see if you qualify Michigan Department of Human Services (click on “emergency relief”)
Know your Disability rights when it comes to housing http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disabilities/inhousing

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