Five Ideas about Housing for People Who Have Intellectual Disabilities

The 2021 federal budget included several welcome announcements about affordable housing, including the Federal Community Housing Initiative and the Affordable Housing Innovation Fund. These programs will add to the already substantial funding provided by the National Housing Strategy, which includes a goal to create 2,400 new affordable housing units for people who have developmental disabilities. As these programs are rolled out, it is crucial that funds be used to support the greatest possible choice and independence in housing for people who have intellectual disabilities. Here are five ideas that offer direction moving forward.