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:

The Biden-Harris Administration's Caregiving Initiative: Investing in Medicaid HCBS

Please join the Community Living Policy Center on June 16, 2021 for a webinar on the Biden-Harris Administration's historic proposal to invest $400 billion in the Medicaid HCBS program.

Click here for more information or to register for the Investing in Medicaid HCBS webinar.

Webinar: Unfair and Unequal: COVID-19 and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Unfair and Unequal: COVID-19 and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

On February 22, 2021, the Community Living Policy Center presented "Unfair and Unequal: COVID-19 and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities," in which panelists highlighted the disparities that people with IDD face—and ways policymakers can use more equitable policies to support everyone during the pandemic.
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.