Individual Supports & Services (ISS)

Assisting Independent Living

ISS assists adults with developmental disabilities to live independently by providing funds as a monthly rental subsidy to assist with paying rent in community-based apartments. ISS can also provide a one-time only transition stipend to individuals moving out on their own for the first time to assist with purchasing allowable necessary items such as furniture, utensils bedding and bath linens for their independent living setting. ISS is only available to individuals living independently. Individuals must be eligible for services with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to receive ISS. 

For more information on ISS in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus or Chautauqua County, please contact Jon Lundmark by calling 716.456.3113 or by email at