PUNS/Housing Options

PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services) is a statewide database that records information about individuals who have developmental disabilities who are potentially in need of services. For more information see Illinois Department of Human Services: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=47620


At the Housing & Funding Options workshop on January 25, 2018,  Lisa Evans from Central Illinois Service Access provided a detailed handout about the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) waitlist, including the enrollment process, how the PUNS selection works, and services that are available after an individual is selected. A handout was also distributed that includes a summary of service definitions, types of housing options for the developmentally disabled, and vocational programs for adults.  Greg Cassidy from Tazewell County Resource Center seemed very willing to “think outside the box” for creative housing and employment options for which his agency could provide assistance.


Handouts provided:

Link to "Housing-Info.pdf"
Link to "Housing-Info-1.pdf"
Link to "Housing-Info-2.pdf"
Link to "PUNS-info.pdf"
Link to "PUNS-info-1.pdf"
Link to "PUNS-info-2.pdf"