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Housing Choice Voucher Program

Section 8

Tenants pay up to 30% of their income towards rent and utilities. A housing voucher covers the rest of the housing costs. Individuals are free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program. Young adults should get on the waiting list at age 18.


Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) Massachusetts Housing Consultations

Schedule a meeting with Autism Housing Pathways President Cathy Boyle. Topics to discuss include: support in addressing housing needs, housing options, understand responsibilities of living alone. You can schedule a meeting for support in completing the Section 8 voucher application as well as other subsidized housing applications. Meetings occur in person in the Watertown Winchester offices or virtually by Skype​.


Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Community Living Services

Supporting Living

  • Provides services for young adults graduating high school or turning 22 to live independently in the community. Services include: support in finding accessible housing, managing Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program, medication, health, finances, household, transportation, requesting adaptive equipment, accessing opportunities, and supporting self-advocacy

Home Care Assistance Program (HCAP)

  • Provides homemaking services to adults with disabilities who are at risk of being unable to live in the community without assistanceServices include: light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication pick up, laundry, assistance with managing financesEligibility: ages 18+, living alone or with others who are unable to perform tasks, and have a documented disability


Autism Housing Network

A database of existing and emerging housing opportunities in the United States with the ability to search by propety type, support model, payment options, and levels of support


Autism Speaks Roadmap to Housing and Residential Supports

A free, online resource with goals and action steps to help support your young adult's transition to living in the best housing option for them based on their strengths and specific needs. The resource is divided into information for some, moderate, and intensive support in order to provide you and your family with resources that meet you where you need support​


Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) Independent living Support Programs

LifeNet is a private pay, independent living support program for individuals aged 21 and older with autism spectrum disorder. This program provides support for adults regarding everyday tasks and responsibilities, such as executive functioning skills, maintaining a healthy and safe home environment, arranging and keeping healthcare appointments, tending to nutrition, food safety, exercise, and hygiene, managing finances, engaging socially, pursuing employment, transportation and travel guidance. An individual is provided with a team of support people, including a personal advocate (clinical case manager), support partner, clinical supervisor, and peer connections​.

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