The Hart-Supported Living program is for Kentuckians with disabilities to request funds for supports so they can live in their homes and communities and avoid institutionalization.
The Hart-Supported Living Program means grants that provide a broad category of highly flexible, individualized services that, when combined with natural unpaid or other eligible paid supports, provide the necessary assistance to do the following:
- Provide the support necessary to enable a person who is disabled to live in a home of the person’s choice which is typical of those living arrangements in which persons without disabilities reside;
- Encourage the individual’s integrated participation in the community with persons who are members of the general citizenry;
- Promote the individual’s rights and autonomy;
- Enhance the individual’s skills and competences in living in the community; and
- Enable the individual’s acceptance in the community by promoting home ownership or leasing arrangements in the name of the individual or the individual’s family or guardian.
Is Hart-Supported Living a Program for You?
Any Kentuckian with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act is eligible to apply for funding. You (and/or your family, friends, and the people who support you) should consider applying for Hart-Supported Living funds if you meet the definition and you want to:
- Live in a home of your choice that is typical of the homes where people without disabilities live;
- Participate in your community with all members of the community;
- Decide for yourself what supports and services you need to live in the community; and
- Arrange for and manage your own supports.
Hart-Supported Living funds do not support:
- Segregated living models such as any housing situation which physically or socially isolates people with disabilities from general citizens of the community;
- Segregated programs or activities which physically or socially isolate people with disabilities from general citizens of the community;
- Congregate living models such as any housing situation which groups individuals with disabilities in an enclave within an integrated setting;
- Any model where the individual, as an adult, does not have maximum control of the home environment commensurate with the individual’s disabilities; and
- Any single living unit where more than three people with disabilities live.
How Do I Find Out More About Supported Living?
Visit http://chfs.ky.gov/dail/hartsupportedliving.htm or Contact your Regional Coordinator. New applications are due to Regional Coordinators by April 1 each year. To request an application, please contact the Center for Accessible Living or the Regional Coordinator in your area.
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