updated March 28, 2024

Housing is one of the most important things in life. You need a place to live that meets your needs, that you enjoy, in an area where you want to live. Good housing helps you live the type of life you want to live.

This is just as true for young people with disabilities as it is for anybody else. Being a young person and having a disability can make it seem more difficult to find and keep your own place that works for you, especially if you’ve always lived with your family. But it is possible and HB101 and the Vault can help!

There are ways for you to find a place that:

  • You choose
  • Is in the city or neighborhood you want to live in
  • Is close enough to your work, school, family, and friends
  • Is physically accessible for you (doesn’t have barriers related to your physical condition)
  • Has the services you need (people who help you with certain things)
  • You can afford (isn’t too expensive)
  • You like!

Young people who have always lived with their parents or who have lived in group homes may think they can’t get their own place, but there are options. And, if you’ve been living in your own place but are having trouble and think you might have to move out, there may be ways to make your place work for you better. Of course, the place you find may not be perfect, but you should be able to have a place where you are excited to live, can live with or be near the people you care about, meets your needs, and lets you do the things you want to do in life.

This article introduces HB101 activities and tools that can help you:

  • Understand why you get to decide the housing and services you want
  • Figure out who can help you create your housing plan and solve any problems that come up
  • Understand what types of services and supports you need to live in your own place
  • Get ideas on how you can pay for your life expenses in your own place, and
  • Successfully search for a place.

Keep reading this article to see how HB101 and the Vault can help you.