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1.3. Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CIL) can help you locate housing in your community. To find the nearest CIL in your area visit the CIL location finder.

 The term `center for independent living' (CIL) means a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services. 51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities.


The Four Core Services of Independent Living Are:

Individual and Systems Advocacy

Information and Referral

Peer Support

Independent Living Skills Training



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