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About ILAIndependent Livings are privately owned or operated home or complex that provides shared housing for adults with disabilities living on fixed income and others who may benefit from a shared housing environment.

Stable and supportive housing is one of the most effective ways to encourage recovery and reduce inappropriate use of the healthcare system. However, there are no standards or support for Independent Livings (ILs). The purpose of the Independent Living Association (ILA) is to provide Independent Living operators, residents and the community with tools and resources to promote high quality Independent Livings.


San Diego County — The ILA originated in San Diego, CA in 2012. Facilitated by the local nonprofit organization Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), the project receives funding from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's Behavioral Health Services through the Mental Health Services Act. In five years of operations the San Diego ILA has grown from 16 member homes in 2013 to over 70 homes in 2018. Members of the San Diego ILA benefit from continuing education to help them grow their business and are listed on the Online Directory, a tool used by residents, community members, hospitals and behavioral health providers to find quality Independent Livings in San Diego County.

Alameda County — In 2017, the San Diego ILA applied for an Alameda County Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a professional association of independent living operators. The San Diego ILA will utilize its expertise to establish an Independent Living Association in Alameda County. Under the direction of CHIP and with funding from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) Care Connect, the Alameda County Independent Living Association was created in 2017. Using best practices learned from San Diego, the Alameda County ILA is in its formative phase as it meets with community partners, providers, Independent Living operators, and consumers and adjusts the San Diego model to meet the needs of the Alameda community.


Disclaimer: Although the ILA makes every attempt to verify the information contained on this website, neither the ILA nor the Community Health Improvement Partners makes any warranty or representation of the accuracy of information about any particular member or Independent Living listed or described herein. Content including property details, articles or opinions posed on this website cannot be guaranteed beyond the date of the original posting. All information offered within this web site should be independently verified. Neither the Independent Living Association nor its employees, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use, or the performance or content of this website.

Information on the ILA website should not be construed as legal advice. We encourage Independent Living owners, residents and others to consult legal counsel regarding any matter related to landlord/tenant rights, patient rights, care and treatment. Actual cases may vary, and may turn on specific facts.

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