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Supportive Living Arrangements.
An individual receives less than 30 hours per week of staff supports.

The individual may live in his/her own apartment or family house, either alone or with housemates.

Whenever possible, waiver funding is used for these supports (such as meal planning, money management, etc.).

Community Homes (CLAs).
An individual receives supports and services in a house or apartment with up to 24 hour/7 day per week staffing.

The CLA is the individual's home for as long as he/she desires. Philadelphia provides funding for over 550 Community Homes.

There are 30 agencies under contract with the city to provide the supports and services tailored to the needs of each individual residing in a CLA.