Welcome to the Community Living Policy Center!

People with disabilities and older adults in the United States have the 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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CLPC in the News

Links between Unmet Needs & Adverse Outcomes

Our study highlights links between unmet needs for home and community-based services and adverse health and community-living outcomes.

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Henry Claypool

The Better Care Better Jobs Act

Henry Claypool, a national policy expert for CLPC, is cited in a widely republished story for his expertise on the BCBJ Act, which would provide much-needed investment so disabled people and the elderly may receive better care in their homes.

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A related new CLPC brief explains why people with disabilities and older adults need home and community-based services and how the BCBJ Act will help them get in-home care.

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Feature Story on the CLPC

The critical research work of the CLPC and its partners to advance community living policies is featured in the Heller Magazine's summer 2021 issue. The story underscores how the COVID-19 pandemic shows why disability communities must be a part of research and policy development. 

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Happening Now at the CLPC

Participants Needed for Research Study of New HCBS Outcome Measures

To improve services for disabled people, CLPC's partners at the Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement (RTC/OM) at the Institute on Community Integration are studying how well HCBS services are working for the people who receive them. If you'd like to participate or know someone who would, review the study description and eligibility criteria.

Self-Directing Services and Supports during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Accompanying our new article and brief on self-directing services and supports during the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer this short video summary:

Important New Community-Living Toolkits Available

Explore new toolkits available from the CLPC and our partners.

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