New York State plans to create 459 new housing opportunities for people with developmental disability. For these opportunities, $58.9 million has been set aside in the state budget. The majority of new housing will benefit those people who have already been determined eligible for New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) services; are living at home with aging caregivers or whose caregivers can no longer support their loved ones; and are in emergency or substantial need on the Certified Residential Opportunities list. According to Denise DeCarlo, Deputy Director of Communications for OPWDD, ensuring that individuals with . . .
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