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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.

These homes are licensed by the State Department of Public Welfare. Usually, three people live in each home; but there are homes for as few as one person and as many as six.

The larger homes are typically homes that opened in the 1970's or early 80's. All new development for Community Homes is for three or fewer people. Over 78% of these services are supported through waiver funding.