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 Topic: ADAPT's Housing Platform



There are over 2 million people with disabilities of all ages in nursing homes and other institutions;
Over 250,000 people in nursing homes want to return to the community;
The Supreme Court and the Bush administration have said states and federal government should work to solve this problem, yet HUD has done almost nothing.
HUD has no program that coordinates accessible, affordable, integrated housing for individuals who want to return to the community;
Money Follows the Person is a 5 year federally mandated grant program through CMS that helps states identify and move people who want out of nursing homes and other institutions and get services in the community;
Multi-year waiting lists for all subsidized housing and lack of affordable, accessible, integrated housing options force people with disabilities to remain or go into nursing homes and other institutions.

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 Housing: Shaun Donovan was sworn in as Secretary for Housing and Urban Development

Housingdprice writes "2 topics were discussed at hearing: improving voucher programs and fair housing enforcement

On July 25, 2005, HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson released the study Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities: Barriers at Every Step

The report, Barriers at Every Step, shows the level of discrimination faced by two groups in the Chicago metropolitan area:

Persons who are deaf and use a telephone relay service to inquire about a rental unit and

Persons using wheelchairs who visit a rental provider in person.

"...adverse treatment against persons with disabilities occurs even more often than adverse treatment of African American or Hispanic renters in the Chicago-area housing market."

also of interest: HUD's deficiencies in enforcing fairhousing for people with disabilites and NCD'sreccomended fixes

email the secretary at Shaun_Donovan@hud.gov, demand an end to Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities and implementation of ADAPT's Housing Platform: http://www.adapt.org/housing.htm"

Note: HUD study mentioned in this article can be found in the download section of the community.

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