Excerpt from CMCS Informational Bulletin: (click for entire bulletin)
For more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been partnering with States to use Medicaid funding and services to develop comprehensive long-term services and supports systems that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the historic June 22, 1999 Olmstead vs L.C. U.S. Supreme Court decision (Olmstead), which requires States to administer programs in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities. CMS also recognizes the critical role of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in providing the housing support individuals need to help them remain in the community. At the federal level, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and HUD have been working together to forge a strong collaboration in support of achieving the promise of the Olmstead decision. This Informational Bulletin provides a description of recent HUD actions, policies and resources that are available as States develop strategies to balance their long-term services and supports systems.