Neighborhood Homes Update 2

Happy New Year! Together, let's bring safe, affordable, housing to at least 50 more adults in 2016!

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Housing and Employment
    The Texas A&M 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard states one solution to reducing commute times and addressing congestion relief long term... is to "diversify the development patterns by encouraging a range of housing types, close to a range of job opportunities, close to transit options. As you consider purchasing homes for the Neighborhood Homes Program, consider locations where adults interested in living in your homes will work, Also, consider transportation options to get to work.

    Project Search, a school-to-work program, is growing in North Texas. Scott Miller, of Quest Employment Services, manages the job sites in collaboration with school districts. Project Search Programs include City of Lewisville, Medical Center of Lewisville, Baylor Garland and Atlas Copco (Garland).

    LaunchAbility, a local job-placement service adults, is also growing in North Texas. Lawana Glazier, at LaunchAbility, is the employment coordinator. Work sites include Alliance Data Systems (Plano), AT&T (Downtown Dallas), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Richardson), Torchy’s Tacos, Jets Pizza, Texadelphia and Howdy’s Homemade.

    These and other job support organizations are working to identify jobs for adults with IDD. If you know a job support organization that employs several adults living with IDD talk to them about locations where housing may help these adults get to and from work in shorter time. There may be a home in that area calling your name for purchase.
Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
    CPSH is in contact with regional and local leaders from Amerigroup, Molina, and Health Spring to ensure they are aware of the need for services for those that are not currently receiving Medicaid Waiver Funding. If your loved one is interested in looking at Neighborhood Homes as living options in the next year, and he/she IS ON THE MEDICAID INTEREST LIST, contact your MCO and discuss independent living supports. With an evaluation the adult may qualify for support, and live more independently.
Medicaid and Private Pay Providers
    CPSH is in contact with the providers that support the DFW area. Several have already shown interest in providing services to residents in Neighborhood Homes. We will be making phone calls this week to encourage others to participate. If you are a service providers, and would like to provide services in Neighborhood homes, please complete this form. If you fill out the form, we won't need to spend time on a call.
Neighborhood Housing. 1/31/16 Meet and Greet information is here.
Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey? Your response help CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.