Community Reintegration Program (CRP)/Money Follows the Person (MFP) is designed to reintegrate individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 who are interested in moving back into the community from a nursing facility setting. The program is able to provide services and purchase items to establish a home in the community. This is done by assisting those that qualify with obtaining affordable housing, household items, assistive equipment and devices, home modifications, personal assistant services, case management, advocacy, and peer support.
Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS/DRS) and the Illinois Housing Development Authority, CRP/MFP is able to provide services and purchase items to establish a home in the community. This program is partially reimbursed by Medicaid. For Community Reintegration Program eligibility requirements visit the Illinois Department of Home Services website.
CRP/MFP is intended to be a one time purchases to help with the initial set up of basic living arrangements, as well as linkages to services needed to live independently including but not limited to:
- Locate and secure affordable housing
- Assist with the first month’s rent and security deposit
- Provide household items
- Provide assistive equipment and devices
- Arrange home modifications to increase independence
- Provide training in independent living skills
- Assist with securing personal assistant services
- Provide personal assistant management training
- Provide case management
- Provide advocacy and peer support
- Assist with and set up of utility installation