Friday, October 30, 2009

ADAPT - Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing Access Across America (AAA)

Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing Access Across America (AAA)

Image: Random Faces of ADAPT

Image: Random Faces of ADAPT

ADAPT'S Platform

Some Background...

  • There are over 2 million people with disabilities of all ages in nursing homes and other institutions;
  • Over 250,000 people in nursing homes want to return to the community;
  • The Supreme Court and the Bush administration have said states and federal government should work to solve this problem, yet HUD has done almost nothing.
  • HUD has no program that coordinates accessible, affordable, integrated housing for individuals who want to return to the community;
  • Money Follows the Person is a 5 year federally mandated grant program through CMS that helps states identify and move people who want out of nursing homes and other institutions and get services in the community;
  • Multi-year waiting lists for all subsidized housing and lack of affordable, accessible, integrated housing options force people with disabilities to remain or go into nursing homes and other institutions.

An ADAPT demonstration came to Atlanta. Please support these folks. I was forced to live in a nursing home for six months because of my inability to keep my home clean or get help to do this. Services were not available to me because I didn't yet have Medicare. I was too ashamed to tell my family; I lived across the country in Utah. It was a terrible six months, and my daughter was almost put into foster care but for the intervention of a family from my Church. Don't let this happen to someone you love. It is less expensive for Medicare and Medicaid to provide services to the disabled at home!

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