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.






President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Analysis of the Impact on People with Disabilities

President Donald Trump on February 12 released his budget proposal to Congress for Fiscal Year 2019, which will cover October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 (FY19). The entire budget can be found on the White House homepage. In general, President Trum's budget, titled "Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget," would dramatically impact Americans with disabilities, with cuts far deeper than any ever enacted. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) examines the budget's cuts to the national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs, key disability programs, research, and a broad set of public services critical to the lives of people with disabilities.




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.


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