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Psychiatric Services 2013; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.648news
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New HUD Olmstead guidance: The 1999 Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision affirmed that the unjustified segregation of individuals with disabilities is a form of discrimination prohibited by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued new guidance on how the Olmstead ruling applies to HUD’s programs and activities. The guidance is intended to better educate state and local housing agencies, housing developers, and housing providers on their obligations under the ADA’s “integration mandate.” The guidance makes clear that entities that receive financial assistance from HUD must provide housing for people with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. According to the guidance, integrated settings are “those that provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to live, work, and receive services in the greater community, like individuals without disabilities.” Examples include scattered-site apartments providing supportive housing, rental subsidies that enable individuals to obtain housing on the open market, and apartments scattered throughout housing developments. “By contrast,” the guidance states, “segregated settings are occupied exclusively or primarily by individuals with disabilities.” The 11-page guidance document is available on the HUD Web site at portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=OlmsteadGuidnc060413.pdf.

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