Alta California Regional Center has new Coordinated Future Planning Committee

Coordinated Future Planning

ACRC is starting a new initiative, Coordinated Future Planning, to focus on the housing needs of clients residing with aged caregivers.  
 
The initiative calls on a group of stakeholders: clients, family members, advocates, and service providers to join with regional center staff in both developing and delivering training to service coordinators. This training will focus on the need for caregiver succession plans for each regional center client, as well as seeking to increase the competencies of service coordinators in discussing a range of living options at individual program plan (IPP) meetings. 
 
The first step of the initiative is for service coordinators in IPP meetings to collect data on whether regional center clients are living with a primary caregiver aged 70 or older.  Concurrently, service coordinators will ask if there is a plan to provide support when the primary caregiver is no longer able (a caregiver succession plan).  This data will be used to quantify how many clients need written caregiver succession plans, and to assess the effectiveness of this new initiative.  
 
It is the regional center’s desire that future IPP documents for clients living with aged caregivers will include:

  • a caregiver succession plan
  • documentation of a discussion of a range of living options, to include: residing with family members, legal guardian, foster home, group home, independent living, supported living, residential care, and/or family home agencies as appropriate based on client age and needs.    

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October 1, 2021

Dear Current and Potential Housing Now Supporters:

It seems every year when I write this membership letter the housing crisis worsens. In 2021 Housing Now was advocating for housing for people with low incomes before Sacramento City Council, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, including providing testimony at the California State Capitol. The advocacy is never ending, and I believe is getting stronger every year

Housing Now is an affiliate member of the larger organization Lanterman Housing Alliance (LHA). Through LHA the CSH has now recognized the need for housing for people with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities. Elected officials are beginning to understand that housing is not included in the Lanterman Act and the tremendous need for housing.

Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) now has housing on their radar. ACRC has formed a Coordinated Future Planning committee. The goal for this committee is to create training for the service coordinators on how to address housing at IPP meetings. The original focus of this committee is to address the future housing needs of consumers who are living with aging care providers (family members 70 and over). Coordinated Future Planning

Currently CSH is conducting a research project about people with I/DD and how they can obtain housing that is within their budget, safe, accessible, and healthy environment. This population is now a focus for CSH since they assisted with the creation of the strategic housing framework.

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Patti Uplinger

Executive Director

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Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA2) Online Application Opens May 11th

Online applications will be accepted for the Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA2) program beginning Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. Applicants can go to the Agency’s website at www.shra.org/sera to apply. 

Landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of their tenants and tenants may also apply on their own behalf. There is no closing date to file applications. 
 
Please share the program flyer with your community members, clients and others who may benefit from this information. To get the flyer, click here.