Individual Support Services (ISS) are available to assist adults with establishing their own household or independent living setting by renting or owning his/her own home. ISS applies to individuals that want to leave a certified setting, those who are ready to move from a family home, or are unsuccessfully living on their own & have significant health and safety issues identified, face eviction, loss of housing, or who are homeless.
ISS funding provides a housing subsidy to qualifying individuals who live in an uncertified community-based setting. This housing subsidy can provide funds to pay a portion of the monthly rent or mortgage. Upon enrollment, new participants may also receive transition funds to purchase furniture, appliances, and household items to furnish their new home.
Moving to a new apartment or house can be both exciting and stressful, so let sasi help you through the process. Individuals who are eligible for services through OPWDD and are 18 years or older can apply for this service.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, or in becoming a landlord for an individual with a disability, please take a look at the ISS Landlord Brochure.
For more information, please contact Intake and referral at 716-805-1555.