To display unbiased information about independent livings in Santa Clara County. All homes listed on the Directory are ILA members.
Independent livings are privately-owned or operated homes or complexes that provide shared housing for adults with disabilities, including mental illness, and others who may benefit from a shared living environment. Tenants in independent livings are able to live independently, are often on a fixed income, and do not need supervision or care from their landlord.
The Independent Living Empowerment Project (ILEP), under the Independent Living Association (ILA), is a collaborative community-wide effort focused on supporting independent living operators, tenants and the community by promoting high quality independent livings.
The ILA is a resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information about independent livings in Santa Clara County.
To provide education and training for independent living operators, tenants, and community members.
To provide each member of the ILA with annual home visits to support them in their pursuit of providing quality housing.
To ensure fair and prompt review of complaints concerning any ILA member violating ILA Membership Requirements or Quality Standards.