Home and Community Services
Adult Family Home

What is an Adult Family Home?

  • A safe home that provides support, three meals a day, and minimal supervision
  • A family setting with no more than three adult residents

Who needs an Adult Family Home?   

Someone who cannot live alone and needs the support of a family

Do I qualify for an Adult Family Home?

You may qualify if you are:

  • 18 years or older
  • A person who needs support and some supervision
  • Eligible for a DHHS program that has the Adult Family Home service

More questions and answers about Adult Family Home

Contact a DHHS worker who can answer your questions about Adult Family Homes or apply for this service

Information on becoming a provider of this service


How do I find out if I can receive Adult Family Home service?

Contact your local DHHS office

How can I start an Adult Family Home?

To become an Adult Family Home sponsor, contact your local DHHS office.

What if my needs change and I want to move out of the Adult Family Home?

You can leave an Adult Family Home living arrangement at any time.

What is the cost?

The rates and payment will be explained by your local DHHS office.

If I become an Adult Family Home sponsor, can I live in a different home from the residents?

No, the home for the residents must be the primary residence of the sponsor.

Where can I read the DHHS regulations for programs with an Adult Family Home?

Title 473 -- Social Services for Aged and Disabled Adults, Click on Chapter 6; scroll down to 473 NAC 6-001