Community Living and Self Determination


The Council believes that people with developmental disabilities have the right to accessible, affordable and safe housing.  Adults should have the right to choose with whom and where in the community they live.

Past Initiatives

Home of Your Own Project

The Home of Your Own (HOYO) project in 2009 provided five individuals with developmental disabilities in the Baton Rouge area with the information and tools necessary to pursue home ownership. The Arc of Louisiana also presented the HOYO Project to six local Arcs statewide to train them on how to develop a HOYO project in their areas.


Housing Transition Support

The Council provided supplemental transition funds to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to move from institutions to their own homes in the community in collaboration with the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration (known as My Place Louisiana).