(1) Community transition services means nonrecurring set-up expenses for persons who are transitioning from an institutional or other provider-operated living arrangement to a living arrangement in a private residence where the person is directly responsible for his or her own living expenses.
(2) Allowable expenses are those necessary to enable a person to establish a basic household and may include:
(a) customary security deposits that are required to obtain a lease on an apartment or home;
(b) essential household furnishings required, including furniture, window coverings, food preparation items, and bed/bath linens;
(c) moving expenses;
(d) customary setup fees or deposits for utility or service access, including telephone, electricity, heating, and water; and
(e) activities to assess need for, arrange for, or procure resources.
(3) Community transition services do not include monthly rental or mortgage expenses, food, and diversion/recreational expenses.
(4) Refunded security deposits must be paid to the department.