Housing

Despite Pleas, Brothers With Disabilities Set To Lose Home

Three aging brothers with developmental disabilities who have been fighting to remain in the only home they have ever known will likely see it demolished in the next few weeks.

In Debate Over Institutions, Residents Rarely Heard

As states increasingly close down institutions, one resident who’s being forced to move says people like her are often left with few choices.

Senator Calls For Expansion Of Community-Based Services

A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would eliminate a government bias toward placing people with disabilities in institutional rather than community-based settings.

Woman Hit With Bill After Brother’s Death At Institution

A New York woman who says her brother with intellectual disability was killed two years ago at a state institution where he lived is now being billed $11.67 million for the man’s care.

Medicaid Funds Increasingly Going To Community-Based Services

Spending on home and community-based services is on the rise as fewer dollars go to institutions, a new federal government report finds.

State Earmarks $11 Million To Keep 6 In Institution

Lawmakers have slated $11 million to keep open an institution that houses just six people with disabilities — and could soon have as few as four — thanks to a protracted legal battle.

Senator Looks To Strengthen Disability Services

A key U.S. senator is looking to introduce legislation to dramatically expand access to community-based services for people with disabilities nationwide.

Many With Disabilities Find Choices Dwindle With Age

As people with developmental disabilities age and face changing needs, they often find housing options can be limited.

Group Homes’ Decision To Bar Newlyweds From Cohabiting Upheld

A federal judge has thrown out a discrimination claim from a married couple with intellectual disabilities who were denied the opportunity to live together in the same group home.

Ranking Names Best States For Disability Services

An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Make Public Debut

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

Feds Earmark Millions For Disability Housing Assistance

Federal housing officials are putting $120 million on the table to help thousands of people with disabilities access rental assistance.

In Push For Community Living, States Offered Incentives

A new program under the Affordable Care Act is offering states extra money in exchange for taking steps to keep people — including those with disabilities — out of institutions.

Accessibility Requirements Spark Debate

A growing number of cities are mandating that new homes include accessibility features like levered door handles and wide doorways, but not everyone sees merit in the requirements.

New Medicaid Waiver Rules Set To Take Effect

In a long-awaited move, federal officials are clarifying what counts as home and community-based services for people with disabilities.

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