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There's No Place Like Home: A National Study on Disability Housing
As people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families age, one question often takes center stage: Where will I or my family member live in the future?

Nationwide, around 75% of adults live with an aging parent or other caregiver, and most are not connected to public supports or services. As a result, older parents and family members often must take on primary caregiving responsibilities for people with I/DD. Families worry about what will happen when they are not able to provide support to their family member and are especially concerned about where their family member will live. However, more than half of families do not have a plan for future.

In 2019, The Arc's Center for Future Planning partnered with the Council for Quality and Leadership to better understand the challenges that families face when making plans and decisions around future homes.

As a result of our research, we created several free resources :

  • A short video
  • Fact sheets
  • A technical report

Our most important findings include:

  • A lack of housing options and difficulty finding housing options in the community
  • People with I/DD not always being included in decisions around their home, though they want to be
  • People with I/DD wanting to live in homes that allow them to be as independent as possible
  • A need for more opportunities for real community inclusion for people in their current homes
For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.