Supportive Housing & Olmstead: Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities

As states and communities across the country work to meet the mandates of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead v. L.C. decision, supportive housing plays a major role—creating opportunities for people with disabilities to live in the community; providing them with safe, decent housing; and offering a wide-array of voluntary support services. CSH is firmly committed to the central mandate of Olmstead—to provide people with disabilities who have long been inappropriately institutionalized with the housing and support they need to be able to live in the most integrated setting possible in a community of their choice. In this paper released in 2016, CSH provides an overview of what supportive housing is and outlines guiding principles for creating supportive housing opportunities for people with disabilities within the context of Olmstead.

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