Social Impact Investing: A Tool to Finance Community-Based Supportive Housing and Fulfill the Integration Goals of Olmstead

Since 1999, states and communities across the country have been striving to comply with the ruling in the Supreme Court’s Olmstead v. L.C. decision. One of the major challenges states have faced in the last 15 years has involved a scarcity of affordable community-based housing. A new opportunity, using social impact investing, could expand housing availability while providing a return on the investment that would attract capital. This would allow states to expand access to supportive housing, creating opportunities for people with disabilities to live in the community.

This paper , co-authored with the Center for Health Care Strategies, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, outlines the benefit Social Impact Investment offers to states implementing the Olmstead mandate.

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