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 provide the access many people with disabilities need to live >Read more

About SDHP

The Self Determination Housing Project of PA, Inc. is a statewide non-profit organization that works to expand housing options for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. SDHP was founded in 1994 and incorporated in 1998. The mission of SDHP is to promote self-determination and >Read more

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 all the tools a person needs to obtain rental housing, >Read more

 

Promoting Fair Housing For All Pennsylvanians

At SDHP, one of our goals is to educate housing and social service providers about Fair Housing, so that disability discrimination becomes a thing of the past. Jeff Fields, Region 10 RHC, recently provided a training for Nursing Home Transition Coordinators covering the Southeast region of the state (See picture). Nursing Home Transition (NHT) is an innovative state program that helps individuals move out of Nursing Homes and into community settings with support. The NHT Coordinators learned about the protected rights of people with disabilities in housing and how to advocate for those rights through reasonable accommodation and modification requests.

Happy 25th Anniversary Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)!!

As a cross disability agency, SDHP wants to recognize and celebrate the importance of the ADA.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life.

The goal of SDHP is to increase the stock of affordable,  accessible and integrated housing and to expand access to public and private  housing programs for people with disabilities and older adults.