Chapter 1, Overview

Revision 23-1, Effective Nov. 13, 2023

The Independent Living Services Program provides independent living services that promote the integration and inclusion of people with significant disabilities into society.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) awards contracts, whether by grant or other form of agreement, to service providers under the Independent Living Services Program pursuant to Texas Human Resources Code, Section 117.080. These service providers include centers for independent living and other organizations or persons skilled in the delivery of independent living services.

Service providers must comply with:

  • the requirements under 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 357;
  • 45 CFR Parts 75 and 1329;
  • the contract; and
  • the Independent Living Services Standards.