Welcome to the Community Living Policy Center!

People with disabilities and older adults in the United States have the constitutional right to live in the community, but systemic barriers and inconsistent federal, state, and local policies can prevent them from exercising their rights. The Community Living Policy Center, or CLPC, at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University, conducts research on the provision and quality of home- and community-based service programs for people with disabilities in the United States.

The Community Living Policy Center receives grant funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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What's Happening at the CLPC:

Understanding the HCBS COVID-19 Response Proposal: CLPC

Policy Brief: Understanding the Home and Community-Based COVID-19 Response Proposal

This brief is designed to help readers understand bills (S. 3544 and H.R. 6305) introduced by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to increase funding for states’ home and community-based services for people with disabilities and older adults during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: An Emergency Direct Care Conservation Corps Proposal

COVID-19: An Emergency Direct Care Conservation Corps Proposal

In this brief we propose a direct-care conservation corps to reduce the spread of COVID -19 and preventable ED visits and hospitalizations of high-risk populations by strengthening HCBS services

Webinar Recording Available: LTSS Coordinators and Independent Living Philosophy

Long-Term Services and Supports Coordinator: A Promising Practice to Advance Independent Living Philosophy and Recovery Principles within Integrated Care    

Webinar hosted June 15, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM EST