Community Living/Long-term Care


AUCD actively works on legislation aimed at increasing the provision of supports and services for people with disabilities in the community. AUCD's work in long-term services and supports addresses issues concerning non-acute health, community living, employment supports, housing, respite care, and other family and individual supports that enable individuals with disabilities of all ages to be independent and productive members of the community.






Call for Comments: New 504 Regulations

AUCD is collecting comments from our network on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the proposed regulations for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The proposed rule, "Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Health and Human Services Programs and Activities", will strengthen protections, advance equity, and bolster protections for people with disabilities while participating in any service or activity that receives funding from HHS.




Community Integration Act

A bill to reverse the institutional bias in Medicaid and ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have an opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting.


Home and Community-Based Services Improvements in the Affordable Care Act

This section-by-section summary outlines new opportunities for home and community-based services and long-term services and supports in the health reform law. For more information, visit AUCD's Health Reform Hub.

pdf File Summary of New LTSS Options in ACA [download]

Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act (P.L. 111-374)

Text of the law and CCD Fact Sheet

The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act was signed into law on January 4, 2011! It makes significant changes to the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program.


Related Links


CCD Housing Task Force


CCD Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force


Department of Housing and Urban Development


HCBS Advocacy

A project of the national DD Network partners to inform and support stakeholders in the implementation of the HCBS Settings Regulation.


Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC)

TAC is a national non-profit organization that advances proven solutions to the housing and community support needs of vulnerable low-income people with significant and long-term disabilities.


The Clearinghouse for Home and Community Based Services


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Visit AUCD's Medicaid Information Center for long-term care initiatives in Medicaid.