Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Left to right: Sue Jamieson, Elaine Wilson, and Lois Curtis.
As states and communities across the country work to meet the mandates of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead v. L.C. decision, supportive housing will play 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.
The central mandate of Olmstead is 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.
The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) has published a paper that provides an overview of what supportive housing is and outlines three guiding principles for creating supportive housing opportunities for people with disabilities within the context of Olmstead.