First Meeting of PA Housing Choice Coalition – RSVP now!

PA Housing Choice CouncilAs of July 1, 2017, the PA Development Disabilities Council is funding the Self Determination Housing Project (SDHP) to create an advocacy project, the goal of which is to support the work of the Council’s demonstration projects and work to create systems change, both in government and in generic housing services, that builds the capacity of people to live in their own home, not a residential setting under the control of an agency.  The Housing advocacy project is to be guided by the ideas and recommendations of an active and engaged coalition of housing stakeholders from across Pennsylvania.

SDHP is kicking off the first meeting of the Pennsylvania Housing Choice Coalition!

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Place: Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401

The Pennsylvania Housing Choice Coalition will:

  • Be a forum to engage, and facilitate networking and coordination between a variety of cross disability advocacy groups and other housing stakeholders.
  • Identify barriers and potential solutions to statewide expansion of separate housing and services for people with disabilities.
  • Engage in outreach and community awareness activities to create an advocacy movement to support people with developmental disabilities to choose and control their home and determine the services they need and want, separate from each other, both in the government and generic public sectors.
  • Determine how to best support the work of the Council’s Housing Demonstration grant projects.
  • Guide the advocacy project to develop educational resources and facilitate trainings, as the Coalition determines are relevant and needed, to support expansion of separate housing and services for people with disabilities statewide.

There is free parking on the Swede Street entrance. If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Celia@sdhp.org.

Please RSVP by November 22, 2017, regarding your interest to be a member of the Coalition and attend the first meeting.  RSVP to Celia@sdhp.org.

This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.