Date of Award
Master of Community Planning
Marcia Marker Feld
This study discusses and examines the housing issues for people with developmental disabilities in Rhode Island. The current philosophy of housing for people with developmental disabilities focuses on the promotion of personal choice and the integration of this population into the community rather than living in an institutional setting. Due to the reliance of this population on supportive housing programs, housing authorities play a major role in successful integration. Currently, there is no information oriented toward housing authorities that explains their potential role in furthering the goals of community integration for people with developmental disabilities. To promote the active participation of housing authorities in this process there needs to be an analysis of the current housing needs, innovative housing practices, and opportunities for an active partnership between the local housing authorities, people with developmental disabilities and support service providers. This study provides that information for Rhode Island's public housing authorities.
Saedlo, Renee M., "THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF RHODE ISLAND'S HOUSING AUTHORITIES IN FURTHERING COMMUNITY INTEGRATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES" (2000). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 418.