Included below are some tools that DBHDS developed for Support Coordinators and Case Managers as they support people in the Settlement Agreement population access their own rental housing in the community.
If you are a assisting an eligible individual and need technical assistance, please feel free to contact the DBHDS Housing Specialist in your area.
Making a Housing Referral
DBHDS Housing Assessment, Referral and Planning Tools
Support coordinators who make referrals for DBHDS housing resources must complete the Housing Assessment and Referral Form AND the Housing Action Plan.
If a referred individual already leases his/her own housing, include the Housing Financial Needs Form. Type information directly into the PDF forms. Submit all documents by secure email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DBHDS will not accept illegible forms.
- Housing Assessment and Referral Form Rev 0323
- Housing Action Plan Rev 0323
- Housing Financial Need Form Rev 0221
- Independent Housing Monitoring Tool
Independent Housing Webinars
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has released two webinars targeted to Support Coordinators that are assisting adults in the Settlement Agreement population to access their own rental housing in the community.
To access the webinars you must use the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC/VLC) site. For instructions to access the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center, please click the following link: COVLC Access Instructions
Webinar 1 – highlights the process of completing a Housing Readiness Assessment and a Housing Action Plan.
Once you are logged into the COVLC, to access the Housing Readiness Assessment and Housing Action Plan Webinar you must select the course keyword is “Housing” and then select “DBHDS – Housing Readiness Assessment and Housing Action Plan”.
Webinar 2 – walks support coordinators through the process of completing a DBHDS Housing Resource Referral and the process to secure Flexible Funding.
Once you are logged into the COVLC, to access the Housing Resource Referral and Flexible Funding Webinar you must select the course keyword “Housing” and then select “DBHDS – Housing Resource Referral and Flexible Funding”.
Support Coordinator Checklist
The Support Coordinator/Case Manager checklist enumerates the tasks support coordinators/case managers should complete with individuals to ensure they are prepared to use housing resources (e.g., housing choice vouchers, SRAP, etc.) in a timely manner; if they are referred. Submission of a referral occurs after a variety of tasks have been accomplished. This is important as performing these steps first increases the likelihood a person will be prepared to use the housing resource, and decreases the chances a person will be determined ineligible or decline the housing resource after it is offered. If you need assistance with helping someone transition, please contact the DBHDS housing specialist for your region.
Please click here to download the checklist.
Educating Individuals About Integrated, Independent Housing Options
Housing Assessment and Person Centered Planning
- Want Your Own Place to Live Handbook (Please note: Fair Market Rents listed in this handbook are for Northern VA only)
- Supports and Housing Needs Assessment
- Household Spending Plan
- Moving Expenses Budget
- Housing Needs Profile
- Plan to Maintain Stable Housing
Guardianship, Leases and Housing Search
- Housing Quality Standards Checklist
- Move-in Inspection Checklist
- Important Phone Numbers Template
- Suggested and Prohibited Lease Terms
- Questions to Ask Potential Housemates
- Roommate Search Websites
- Roommate Chore Chart
- Sample Roommate Agreement