Accessible Housing

Choice for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians to enjoy a home that suits their needs and abilities is a primary goal of SDHP.  But most homes across the state do not >Read

PREP

What is PREP? The Prepared Renter Program also known as PREP is a renter education program created by the Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP).  PREP is a complete curriculum that provides >Read

 

RHC Connections with Landlords

RHC outreach to local landlords increases housing options in rural North Central PA

Developing the trust of landlords is an important way RHC’s increase housing options for many low income people with disabilities. The RHCs have a unique opportunity to dispel many of the misconceptions that landlords may have about renting to older adults and people with disabilities, thereby reducing the landlord’s anxiety around home modifications, reasonable accommodations, and housing choice vouchers.

NHT Collaborative Partners

RHC’s Establish NHT Collaborative Partner Meetings for Nursing Home Transition Coordinators

In 2010, former Region 9 RHC, Arlette Wright, began hosting a collaborative meeting for the NHT coordinators in her region as a way to share ideas and provide training and program updates for them. This was the beginning of a now far-reaching RHC initiative to bring NHT Coordinators and community partners together on a regular basis to further the common goal of removing barriers to successful transitions.

My Home, My Choice

In 1994 SDHP began as a project to increase housing options for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Four years later we realized to move our mission forward we needed to become a 501c3 non-profit and grow our activities.

There have been improvements to the systems that support people with disabilities to live independently in the twenty years since SDHP began, but there is still much work to be done. Overwhelmingly, people with disabilities have their housing choices limited by the lack of accessible, affordable housing and insufficient access to the information needed to make informed choices. SDHP has always worked to ensure people with disabilities have the tools needed to make informed decisions about where and with who they want to live. “My Home, My Choice” was the name of an early SDHP publication. While no longer in print, the theme of “My Home, My Choice”  is still very relevant today.  At SDHP, we believe everyone has the right to have choice and control about where they live.  That belief continues to drive SDHP’s efforts every day.  Please explore our website to find out how.