Money Follows the Person

Housing and Transportation Resource Bank

This Resource Bank includes information about how you can access housing and transportation, and the work that is being done to increase available, affordable and accessible housing and transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia for individuals participating in the MFP Project.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are having trouble viewing any of the documents on this page, please contact mfp@dmas.virginia.gov for more information.

Looking for an Apartment?
Search for Apartments on www.VirginiaHousingSearch.com. Landlords advertise free, and there is a detailed information on each apartment, including proximity to public transportation.

If you are having trouble reading any of these documents, please contact mfp@dmas.virginia.gov for more information.

You can also find accessible housing at http://www.accessva.org.

Looking for Public Housing Agencies?  Go to Housing Voucher Administrators in Virginia.

Looking for Public Transportation?  Go to Locate Public Transportation in Virginia

For housing AND transportation resources, also check out:
Virginia Easy Access, a secure and confidential connection to community resources for seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers that support them:

VirginiaNavigator. Click on “Find Services,” then click on “Quick Search.”  Type in “Transportation” or “Accessible Housing” as the “Topic”, put in your ZIP code, then click “Search Now”.

Breaking News!

HUD Memorandum

You can now download the August 11, 2011 Memorandum from HUD to Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Staff re: Assisting Persons with Disabilities Transitioning From Institutions from this site.

DMAS

DMAS has hired an MFP Housing Specialist, Preddy Ray, to work with state and community partners to increase housing options for individuals who participate in the MFP Program.  More information to come soon!

DMAS has received an invitation to receive technical assistance (TA) that is being offered as part of the Community Living Initiative under the MFP Demonstration. This TA will assist Virginia in coordinating community supports with housing options for individuals transitioning from institutional settings to the community. This effort is intended to create supportive, sustainable relations between housing entities and human service agencies, particularly those that support transitions. The attached letter provides details, including contact information and sources for additional information.

DBHDS is now recruiting for a Housing Specialist who will work on housing for individuals with behavioral  health and developmental disabilities.  See Position Announcement here

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DBHDS Report to General Assembly on Affordable & Accessible Community-Based Housing: The 2008 Virginia General Assembly directed the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to conduct a study and report on investment models and best practices for the development of affordable and accessible community-based housing for persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities.' The results of that 2009 study are available at http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD3652009/$file/RD365.pdf.

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Housing Expansion Task Force for People with Disabilities: The Disability Commission Housing Work Group, the Olmstead Implementation Team Housing Group, and the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Housing Task Force Work Group have merged into a one Housing Expansion Task Force. The Task Force:

This group meets monthly from March through June and from September through November of each year. For information about the meetings, contact Preddy Ray at Preddy.ray@dmas.virginia.gov.

Housing Expansion Task Force Work Plan

Date Agenda Meeting Notes
August 4, 2009 Agenda Meeting Notes
September 3, 2009 Agenda Meeting Notes
October 1, 2009 Agenda Meeting Notes
November 5, 2009 Agenda Meeting Notes

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HUD "Non-Elderly" Disabilities NOFA includes MFP Vouchers

In June 2009, HUD announced a special housing voucher opportunity for non-elderly individuals with disabilities.  In October 2010, HUD awarded public housing agencies in Virginia 463 (of the nationwide total of 4,300) housing vouchers for non-elderly people with disabilities.

In January 2011, HUD awarded 1,000 vouchers specifically targeted at non-elderly people with disabilities living in institutions.  The awards were made by lottery, and although several public housing agencies in Virginia applied for the vouchers, Virginia did not receive any vouchers.  

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Housing and Transportation Sections of MFP Protocol

MFP Operational Protocol: includes many housing and transportation resources currently available to individuals transitioning to the community under the MFP Project. You can access this section and its related appendices here:

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Virginia's MFP Housing and Transportation Action Plan

MFP Annual Housing and Transportation Action Plan: was developed and sent to the Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Commerce and Trade in fall 2008. The Plan contains recommendations for increasing housing and transportation opportunities for individuals who participate in the MFP project. Progress implementing the recommendations is being tracked by the Office of Community Integration. Two major groups participated in the development of this Plan:

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Housing and Transportation Presentations

Housing and transportation presentations made to the following organizations about Virginia’s MFP project:

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Other Virginia Housing and Transportation Resources

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National MFP Housing Resources

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Other States’ MFP Projects and Related Housing Components

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Special Reports

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Topical Housing Resources

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Topical Transportation Resources

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