June 4, 2013
New guidance for HUD-assisted housing providers on how they can support state and local Olmstead efforts to increase the integrated housing opportunities for individuals with disabilities who are transitioning from, or at serious risk of entering, institutions and other restrictive, segregated settings.
Olmstead Release
Final Guidance

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February 12, 2013
HUD and HHS partner to provide permanent housing and services to low-income people with disabilities, announcing nearly $98 million in funding for 13 state housing agencies. Link

January 22, 2013
HUD announced Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) will again be allowed — as a reasonable accommodation — to approve exception rents for units leased by people with disabilities in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program of up to 120 percent of the Fair Market Rent (FMR). This policy change is temporary until March 31, 2014 – provided the PHA notifies HUD by e-mail that the PHA is adopting the 120 percent policy. HUD PIH Notice 2013-3 is available through HUD’s website at

October 2, 2012
HUD announced the Housing Choice Voucher Family Moves with Continued Assistance - This notice provides guidance on public housing agency (PHA) administrative responsibilities related to family moves with continued assistance both within a PHA’s jurisdiction and portability moves and restates Notice PIH 2011-3, which has expired. [Link]

September 28, 2012
HUD announced the Assisted Living Units in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program - This notice applies to all public housing agencies (PHA) that administer the HCV program for families that live in, or wish to live in, assisted living facilities. [Link]

June 29, 2012
HUD announces guidance on assisted housing for persons with disabilities under Olmstead implementation efforts to provide community-based options rather than institutional settings. This guidance supplements prior guidance in PIH Notice 2005-5 on community-based alternatives for individuals with disabilities. [Link]

June 27, 2012
ACL announces Research and Demonstration Program to Improve Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities and Older Adults. As part of this collaboration with FTA, ACL is soliciting proposals for a research and demonstration project to identify and test approaches that involve people with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or physical disabilities, and older adults in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems. [Link]

June 18, 2012
CMCS issues informational bulletin on new housing resources to support Olmstead implementation. CMCS provides useful information to State Medicaid programs as they continue to improve access to home and community-based services for people with disabilities. [Link]

May 31, 2012
ACL announces Aging and Disability Resource Program Funding Opportunity. The ACL, in partnership with CMS and VHA, announced a funding opportunity for states to strengthen and expand their person-centered access programs to help people learn about and access the long-term services and supports (LTSS) that best meet their needs. [Link]

May 15, 2012
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the formation of the Administration for Community Living, bringing together the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency that supports both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups. [Link]

April 16, 2012
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the formation of the Administration for Community Living, bringing together the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency that supports both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups. [Link]

March 14, 2012
HUD announced the availability of up to $25 million to help convert multifamily apartment complexes into assisted living facilities or service-enriched housing for low-income senior citizens, through HUD's Assisted Living Conversion Program. Note: Under the MFP program, "assisted living" units only meet qualified residences under certain conditions, and definitions of "assisted living" vary by state. [Link]

March 8, 2012
HHS-HUD Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living project posts two resource documents for housing-services collaboration: "Reasonable Modifications under the Federal Fair Housing Laws and Potential Funding Resources." [Link] [PDF] and "SSI, SSDI and Related Changes for People Who Transition: Working with Social Security Administration Field Offices." [Link] [PDF]

December 19, 2011
HUD posts new & updated website & FAQs on Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Vouchers.
Website [Link]
FAQs [Link]

November 16, 2011
Obama Administration announces $749 million to fund housing for very low-income seniors and persons with disabilities under HUD's Sections 202 and 811 Supportive Housing programs.[Link]

September 2011
HUD guidance for Community Planning and Development (CPD) and Public and Indian Housing (PIH) grantees, including Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), on forging partnerships with public and private agencies at the federal, state, and local levels to promote resident connections to health care, education, employment, and other social services in an effort to improve quality of life and provide a foundation for successful housing outcomes. U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, PIH-2011-51 [PDF]

September 29, 2011
CMS announced the award of $1.98 million in Real Choice System Change grants to six States to develop sustainable partnerships with State Housing Agencies. [PDF]

September 8, 2011
State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers published by AARP, Commonwealth Fund. Executive Summary. [PDF] [Link]

August 11, 2011
HUD Issues Guidance to HUD’s FHEO Regional and Field Office staff in assisting persons with disabilities transitioning from institutions. [PDF]

June 15, 2011
CMS announced an RFP for Real Choice Systems Change Grants available to assist selected state Medicaid agencies in developing sustainable partnerships with State Housing Agencies resulting in effective and long term strategies to provide permanent and affordable rental housing for people with disabilities receiving Medicaid services and supports in the community. [PDF] [Link]

June 14, 2011
HUD Issues Notice on Policies and Procedures for Special Purpose Housing Choice Vouchers for Non-Elderly Disabled Families and Other Special Populations (PIH 2011-32 HA). [PDF] [Complete listing]

February 22, 2011
Affordable Care Act Supports States in Strengthening Community Living : Nationally, $4.3 Billion in New Funds Announced to Help Establish and Expand Community-based Alternatives to Institutional Long Term Care

January 6, 2011
HUD, HHS Announce Joint Effort to Assist Nearly 1,000 Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities to Move from Institutions to Independence

December 21, 2010
Statement by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on Congressional Passage of Important Legislation to Improve Housing for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

December 15, 2010
Announcing the Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living Website for Housing and Human Services Professionals

October 1, 2010
HUD Provides Rental Assistance to 4,300 Persons With Disabilities

July 26, 2010
CMS Announces $2.25 Billion in Grants to Extend Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration

July 12, 2010
Obama Administration Announces More Than $550 Million to Help Very Low-Income Elderly and Persons With Disabilities

June 22, 2010
Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Obama "Year of Community Living" Initiative.

April 7, 2010
HHS, HUD Partner to Allow Rental Assistance to Support Independent Living For Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities HUD Release HHS Release

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