Host homes are a type of living arrangement where individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) (and sometimes elderly adults), live in the private home of an individual or family and receive supportive services. The model is built on the principles of shared living. These arrangements are also known as adult foster care, shared living, family living, etc. Support services are provided by the family members who share their home with the individual with I/DD. The supportive services provided can vary depending on the need of the individual; but, they generally include meal preparation, chore assistance, transportation to appointments, and assistance with other activities of daily living.
This report includes state-specific information on the number of individuals living in host homes, the estimated number of host homes per state, states that cover host homes, and how they are covered. The report also explores how states reimburse and administer host home support services.