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:

Webinar: Using medicaid to support parents with disabilities

Webinar: Using Medicaid to Help Parents with Disabilities

Friday, December 11, 2020 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST 

A growing number of people with disabilities are choosing to raise families. This webinar delved into policy solutions for assisting parents with disabilities with childrearing tasks through existing Medicaid-funded services and supports.

Understanding the HCBS COVID-19 Response Proposal

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.
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