On June 29, HUD released a Notice on “Assisted housing for persons with disabilities under Olmstead implementation efforts to provide community-based options rather than institutional settings.” HUD’s Section 504 regulations impose an affirmative obligation on housing authorities to assess the housing needs of persons with disabilities in their service area. The Notice provides guidance to housing authorities on actions that they may take to assist persons with disabilities transitioning from institutions and persons at risk of institutionalization to access assisted housing.
The actions presented as examples of how housing authorities
may work to address identified housing needs include:
The Notice encourages housing authority and local HUD staff to receive and conduct training on this issue. It also includes a list of additional resources for guidance.
Please direct any questions about this Notice to CLPHA Research & Policy Analyst Leah Staub.