Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Feds Urge States to Meet Housing Obligations

As states work to boost community-based housing options for people with developmental disabilities, federal officials say stronger ties are needed between health and housing agencies.
Under the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C., people with disabilities have the right to live in the community whenever possible. At the federal level, Medicaid and housing officials say they are increasingly working together to ensure that community options are in place.
Now, they’re urging states to establish similar collaborations.

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