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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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    This brief concentrates on specific federal resources that help create affordable housing units in rental developments within communities – commonly referred to as ‘multifamily housing.’ In addition to providing background on how various multifamily housing programs work, this brief also describes how to locate affordable housing units funded through these programs. PDF
  • Collaborating for Change: Increasing Community Housing Capacity for People with Disabilities
    John Sorensen's July 26, 2013 presentation at the RE:GENERATION Annual Conference for Community LIving hosted by NCIL. PDF
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    This brief provides MFP programs with an overview of the rules and requirements in federally assisted and public housing programs regarding live-in aides. PDF
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    This report synthesizes the Washington MFP experience and presents it as a model with actionable recommendations for other state MFP programs on finding housing champions, understanding housing needs in the transition process, creating a housing-focused job description, training housing specialists, supporting team work, and building communication and collaborations. PDF
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    This paper explains the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration for Public Housing Agency (PHA) staff in a question and answer format, updated from an earlier version. CMS. 2013. PDF
  • Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers Category 2: Lessons Learned from Implementation 2011-2013
    On January 6, 2011, HUD awarded 948 Housing Choice Vouchers to enable non-elderly people with disabilities (NED) to transition from nursing homes and other health care institutions into the community. Collaborating with partner resource agencies including state Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs, over the past two years 28 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 15 states have worked to help non-elderly people with disabilities find affordable, quality, and accessible housing in the community. This brief discusses lesson learned from the implementation of these vouchers — referred to as NED Category 2 or NED2 vouchers — including a review of leasing activities and key elements that were factors in the successful utilization of the vouchers. PDF
  • New Medicaid Options to Support Money Follows the Person Participants in Community-Based Housing
    State Medicaid programs across the country are undertaking significant changes to their service delivery and payment systems. Some of these changes align with the goals of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, particularly those intended to help states rebalance their long-term care systems and promote access to home and community-based services. This brief provides an overview of some of the changes underway in state Medicaid programs and discusses the opportunities and challenges these changes present for the MFP program. PDF
  • Path Out of an Institution - The Relationship Between Housing and Services during Transition Planning
    These composite case studies draw on real world experiences and situations to demonstrate challenges, opportunities, and solutions during the transition of two theoretical individuals with different circumstances and backgrounds as they move out of institutions and back into the community. The case studies demonstrate the relationship between service and housing considerations, and the role they play in implementing a successful transition plan.
  • Q&A on Housing Programs for Medicaid and LTC Support Services Personnel
    This document provides basic information on key housing programs used for housing persons making transitions from institutions to the community and other persons with disabilities and seniors in a question and answer format, with links to government and other websites providing more detailed information. New Editions Consulting, Inc. under the HHS-HUD Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living project. March, 2012. PDF
  • The Real Story The True Victory: Supporting Community Living for People with Disabilities
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      The personal transition and housing stories of five individuals who benefitted from the collaboration of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded programs such as the Housing Choice Voucher, Project-Based Section 8 housing and now the Non-Elderly-Disabled (NED) Category II (transitioning from nursing homes or certain other institutions) Housing Choice Vouchers as well as Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). PDF
  • Reasonable Modifications under the Federal Fair Housing Laws and Potential Funding Resources
    This paper provides an overview of federal laws related to accessibility modifications in public and private housing, and information on various federal, state, and local funding sources for accessibility modifications. CMS Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living, New Editions Consulting, Inc. and the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. 2012. PDF
  • Rural Housing Toolkit Webinar
    This exciting new resource offers practical advice and concrete resources to help MFP providers, directors, outreach workers, and transition and housing coordinators identify and access the resources they need to help people leave institutional care and return to their rural communities. This toolkit was written for the MFP programs that are increasingly being called to help people return home to their rural homes. Each chapter of this toolkit provides strategies, tips, tools, resources, and examples of exactly how you can make these transitions happen.
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    This paper provides an overview of federal policies and processes relating to changing SSI, SSDI and related SSA payments and instructions when a beneficiary moves from an institutional setting to housing in the community. CMS Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living, New Editions Consulting, Inc., reviewed by the Social Security Administration. 2012. PDF
  • Strategies for Creating Integrated Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities
    Securing appropriate housing options for MFP participants has historically been a challenge for MFP Programs. This brief focuses on potential strategies for expanding the stock of integrated, affordable, accessible housing. The case studies illustrate housing strategies that can be replicated in other states using the same or similar resources and housing and services infrastructure. PDF
  • Supporting Community Living: Olmstead and Money Follows the Person
    This brief will offers guidance to state policy makers on how MFP can be utilized to assist states in meeting their obligations under Olmstead v. L.C and support them in their efforts to promote community integration for people with disabilities. PDF

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