Where should I live after I graduate?
Exploring housing options for people with disabilities relies on creative planning especially in rural Montana. Transition age youth will experience house hunting as a challenge with wait lists, age requirements and limited public dollar funded housing. The main housing options to explore are public funded versus privately funded and renting versus owning. Living with roommates is an option that may be more affordable by sharing expenses such as rent and utilities. A roommate may also be willing to provide personal care for a discount on their share of the living expenses. Living in an apartment located at a family member’s or friends home may help create independence while still having help nearby if necessary. Transportation is another thing that needs to be thought about when looking at housing options. Affordable housing is important for a person with a disability to lead a self-determined life.
Housing Resource Quick Reference Guide State of Montana
This resource guide explains programs within the State of Montana and lists the employees who may help in exploring housing options. Talking with these individuals or programs may result in a better understanding of housing in Montana.