A Significant Need
Traditionally, many adults with developmental disabilities live at home with their parents. It has been demonstrated that with the proper support, many people with developmental disabilities can live independently if they so wish. But, public policy and funding is lagging in serving people’s needs for adequate housing.
In general, there is a grave shortage of affordable housing available in the United States. People with intellectual/developmental disabilities who receive SSI are among the poorest in the nation. They are the lowest income group in North Carolina with the most unmet need for housing assistance.