Thinking About Independent Housing Options

Is independent housing what I want? How can I learn more?

Watch videos of people living in the community and learn about different ways that individuals and families can use housing resources and supportive services to live in a home of their own.

How have others been able to make their goal of living in their own home a reality?

Read stories of other individuals and families who have made their own home a reality! Check out their stories of innovative, family-driven housing arrangements in the Creative Housing Approaches Guide

My Own Home Guidebook

The “My Own Home” Guidebook has information about housing options, resources, and key steps to take when planning a move to your own home. 

Who can I talk to in my community who can help me take the next step?

The Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Housing Team is here to help. Housing experts across the Commonwealth of Virginia can help answer your questions about living independently. 

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