RD226 - Auxiliary Grant Supportive Housing – August 1, 2018
In 2016, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill (HB) 675, which amended the Code of Virginia and added a new setting to the Auxiliary Grant (AG) Program. Under this new provision, sixty individuals have the opportunity to transition from an assisted living facility (ALF) to a community-based setting and receive supportive services while still maintaining their eligibility for the AG program. By August 1 of each year, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is required to report, for each month of the previous fiscal year, the number of AG recipients living in supportive housing to the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget and the Chairmen of the House of Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.
As of June 22, 2018, 23 AG recipients have transitioned to supportive housing. This represents significant growth in the program as no individuals had moved to this setting in state fiscal year (SFY) 2017.