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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Category: Housing

811 Project Rental Assistance

This resource provides information on the 811 Project Rental Assistance program, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and the state Department of Human Services (DHS) focused on keeping people with disabilities out of institutional housing through supportive independent living.

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Assistance with Electric and Utility Bills

Paying bills and managing a budget can be difficult, especially on a fixed income. This information sheet provides information about programs available in Pennsylvania to assist individuals with electric and other utility bills.

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Autism Housing Network

The Autism Housing Network is a database of user-generated resources and residential opportunities for individuals with autism and also fosters a supportive and encouraging online community.

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Be Safe: Home Safety Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story explaining ways to stay safe when at home.

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Cap4Kids

Cap4Kids can help individuals and families identify community agencies in the Philadelphia area that exist to improve or enhance the lives of children, teens, and families.

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DHCD Housing Resource Guide

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) publishes the DHCD Housing Resource Guide that includes information on home ownership, rental assistance, emergency shelter, home repair, utility assistance, and other programs.

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Disability Rights in Housing

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related transactions because of disability.

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Financial Assistance with Housing

This information sheet provides resources to assist individuals and families who may be struggling with covering housing costs for people who both rent or own their home.

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Financial Resources to Rent and Buy a Home

This article by The Arc Autism Now will introduce you to housing supports for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, and provide tips to help you navigate the process.

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Foster Care Social Story

This social story created by ASERT describes the various aspects of foster care to individuals with autism.

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