HUD-HHS Collaboration: Improving the Link between Housing and Services

Posted by Pam Blanton on March 26, 2010

By Steve Gold  As many of you know, historically the federal departments of HUD and HHS each operated as if the other did not exist and as if each had no impact on the other.

We in the trenches knew that there were many people in institutions solely because they could not afford housing. We knew how each department impacted on each other, and how their noncooperation adversely impacted on peoples’ ADA right to live in an integrated community.

What follows is “as of” March 2010. It is not final, not yet funded, and obviously not yet implemented. However, we thought you should be aware of the direction the collaboration between HUD and HHS is taking. We do not know the timing or details of the following proposals, nor can we predict if any of the proposals will become reality, but nevertheless think you should be aware of what’s going on.  READ MORE

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