Urge Congress to Continue the Money Follows the Person Program by Supporting the EMPOWER Care Act! Image
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is one of the longest-running, most successful Medicaid demonstrations. MFP was designed to help states transition people with disabilities from institutions into the community and to assist states in rebalancing their long-term services and supports systems to increase access to home and community-based services. Since it began, 47 states have…
Support Funding for Independent Living Centers Image
We are thrilled that Representative Hanabusa (HI) sent a Dear Colleague letter to the entire House of Representatives. She asked them to join her in supporting an increase in funding for Independent Living Centers. Once signatures are received, Rep. Hanabusa will submit a letter to Chairman Cole (OK) and Ranking Member DeLauro (CT) of the House Appropriations…
Act Now for Student Loan Protection Image
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Did you know that you can receive relief on student loans if you have a disability?   Have you had an issue with your school loans? We want to hear from you!   We wrote a memo in support of the New York Student Loan Protection bill.   For people with disabilities, education is a way…
Tell Lawmakers to Invest in Access to Home Image
Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes Free Our People! Inaccessible housing is one of the biggest barriers for people who want to live in the community. Unfortunately, the home modification program, Access To Home, is severely underfunded at only $1 million. This has left many parts of the state unserved, and has resulted in years long…
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