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New Olmstead Guidance from HUD

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued new guidance on June 4 to HUD-assisted housing providers on how they can support state and local Olmstead efforts.

Olmstead v. L.C. was a landmark Supreme Court decision in 1999 that affirmed that the unjustified segregation of individuals with disabilities is an illegal form of discrimination. Since then states have worked to desegregate living areas and 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.

The new guidance goes over a number of things including the need for more integrated and affordable housing options and provides clarification on how communities can provide housing preferences to people covered under Olmstead.

Read HUD’s press release about new guidance for HUD funded housing and program Olmstead efforts.

Read HUD’s new guidance

Read CSH’s summary of guidance

 
 

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