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Woman Gets Positive New Labels After Rescuing Family

Measure Would Reduce Wait Times
Fewer Older Americans Use Nursing Homes, Study Reveals
Advocates Celebrate 'Institution-Free' New Zealand
Advocates: Report On Institutions Should Have Been Released Months Ago
British Report: Needs Of Families Are Not Met
Apartment Manager Can't Bar My Guide Dog, Says Woman

Settlement Means Community Supports For Tens Of Thousands
'Choices For Care' Features Alternatives To Nursing Homes
Advocates Call For Community Services Official's Removal After Institution Comment
DOJ Settles Apartment Suit Against Developers, Builders, Architects And Engineers
Pennsylvania Becomes More "Visitable"
Community Effort Creates Accessible Homes

New Hampshire's Commitment To Community Warrants Tossing Lawsuit, Judge Says
Ohio To Move 1,500 Into Communities To Settle 17-Year-Old Suit
Independent Living Critics: Promises Got Bound Up In Red Tape
More Independence Through Web-Cam Monitoring?
ADAPT's Peaceful Actions Net Community Support Meetings With Top Officials
Advocates Ask Province To Drop IQ Cut-off Appeal
FEMA Settles Inaccessible Trailers Case

Community Advocates Battle Developers Over Mixed-Income Housing
Gutsy Good Samaritan Urges FEMA To 'Make Themselves Useful'

Advocates Pack Meeting On Community Supports
Couple Removes Sign Targeting Teenage Neighbor
Justice Department: County Rejected Group Homes Because Of Residents' Disabilities

Citing Olmstead Decision, Georgia Settles Long-Term Care Lawsuit
New Independent Living Initiative Launched
Former Alabama Official To Head Up Troubled D.C. Agency
Homeless Veteran Dies From Burns
Prospective Law Student Goes After University For Housing Mistake

Report: CMS Broke Own Rules To Let Failing Nursing Homes Coast
Blagojevich Shows Signs Of Dropping LDC Plan
Advocates Call For Reform Of Residential Services
Freedom Campaigner Turns Away From Media Attention
Advocates Claim State's Support Of Special Nursing Homes Violates Residents Rights
Coastal Nursing Homes Not Yet Ready For Katrina-Level Hurricane

Community Advocates Resolve To Bring "Money Follows The Person" Back Next Year
Latest Housing Trend: Spiffed-Up Psychiatric Institutions
Feds Go After Apartment Complex For Refusing To Adjust Man's Rental Due Date

Judge Approves Settlement To Reduce Community Waiting List, Despite Pro-Institution Challenges
Judge Grants Class Action Status To Illinois Community Living Lawsuit
Waiting List Does Not Violate Rights, Judge Rules
Demonstrators Deliver Demands To TennCare And HUD Offices
Measure Would Provide Tax Incentives For "Visitable" Homes

Idaho Lawmakers Consider Closing Residential School
Community Advocates Celebrate Passage Of "Money Follows The Person Act"
Advocates To Utah Lawmakers: "End The Waiting List"
Community Protection Measure Will Not Protect Participants' Rights, Advocates Argue
Federal Judge Gives State Green Light To Close Institution
Olmstead Decision Leads Iowa Counties To Close Institutions
Panel Loosens Group Home Distance Restrictions

City To Loosen Group Home Zoning Rules
Woman Sues Housing Authority Over Too Tall Toilet

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City Officials Defend Group Home Approval
Blind Woman Victorious In Condo Dog Walking Challenge

Commission Pooh-Poohs Condo Restriction On Guide Dog
Council Fines Woman For Removing Heavy Door From Her Cottage
Man Launches Service To Match Accessible Homes With Needy Buyers
Battle Over Wheelchair Lift Leaves Woman Stranded In Condo

Hundreds Of Hurricane Wilma Survivors Still Wait For Housing
Canadian Teen To Be Transferred To U.S. Because Of Lacking Resources
Disability Advocates Criticize FEMA's Slow Housing Response
Justice Department Settles Huge Apartment Access Case In Seven States

Advocacy Group Sues State To Switch Money From Institutions To Community Supports
Group Home Threatened With Violence, Arson
Judge Rejects Class-Action Status In Discrimination Suit
ADAPT Advocates Get Commitments From HUD And NGA

1,4000 Alabamans Still Wait For Services
Helpline Received A Half Million Disability Enquiries In First Five Years
Studies: Nursing Homes Increased In Size And Decreased In Quality, As More Residents Chose Community Options
Texas Families Continue To Wait For Community Services

Advocates Sue Illinois To Live In The Community
Village Votes To Allow Group Home
Residents Ask Town Board To Stop New Group Home
Indiana To Ask Waiver Holders To Make Room For Those On Waiting Lists
HUD: Renters With Disabilities Still Face High Rates Of Discrimination
Reno Apartment Builders Settle Housing Accessibility Suit

Huge Apartment Accessibility Suit Settled
Chicago CIL Sues Condo Over Lack Of Access
Feds Investigate County For Violating Group Home Residents' Rights
Lee County Planners Require Accessible Design In Affordable Housing

New Yorkers Keep Waiting For Medicaid Waiver

Ohio Paper Features Series On People With Mental Disabilities Living In The Community
Advocates Accuse Agency Of Discriminating Against Cohabitating Adults
Community Worked Together To Build Accessible Home For Teen

Lawmakers Call On Neighbor To Remove Posts
Chicago Mayor Names Advocate To Head Up Disability Office

Couple Helps Build Housing For Others With Disabilities
Researcher Releases List Of Simple Home Modifications
Study: Rate Of Homeless With Mental Illness Higher Than Expected

Kentucky Proposal Would Shift Money From Nursing Homes To Communities
Individualized Budgets Are Cornerstone Of Blair Disabilities Benefit Reform Plan

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Huge Suit Filed Over Apartment Access
Settlement Good News For Hundreds On Connecticut Waiting List

Justice Settles Housing Discrimination Suit With Six Architectural And Building Firms
Report: Move Medicaid Money To Communities
Another Alabaman At Risk Over Medicaid Bureaucracy

Attendant Saves Lives Of 42 "Group Home" Residents
Teen Has Sights Set On Having His Own Place
Community Coalition Calls On Governor To End 'Emergency' Wait List
Low-Income Nursing Home Residents Can Move To Community Under New Program
Fresh Paint Job Signals New Lease On Life For Jimmy Gray And His House
State Risked Lives By Placing Patients In Nursing Homes, Attorneys Say
Paralympian Takes On Politicians On Accessible Housing

No NIMBYs In This Neighborhood (Sept. 22, 2004)
Trujillos Get Condo's "Back Door" Policy Tossed (Sept. 14, 2003)
Money From Fairview Sale To Go To Individuals And Families (Sept. 14, 2004)
Project To Enhance Social Inclusion Across Canada (Sept. 7, 2004)

Keeping His Own Home Is Closer To Reality For Jimmy Gray (August 10, 2004)
"Those Who Are 'Not Normal' Need Not Apply" (August 3, 2004)

N.O.D. Taking Applications For Accessible America Contest (July 29, 2004)
World Bank Works To Reduce Segregation And Poverty For People With Disabilities (July 27, 2004)

Neighbors Say Group Homes Are Good For Their Neighborhoods (June 28, 2004)
Jimmy Gray Gives OK To Property Renovations (June 1, 2004)

Housing Summit Will Be Accessible This Time (May 25, 2004)
Justice Department Joins Trujillos In Suit Against Condo Complex (May 14, 2004)
Fort Lewis Families Accuse Base Housing Provider Of Discrimination (May 11, 2004)
Renters Stalled By Bureaucratic Red Tape (May 10, 2004)

Commission Goofs On Conference Accommodations, Again (April 29, 2004)

Condo Association Told Boy To Use Back Door Only, Suit Claims (March 18, 2004)

Man Given Hut As Accommodation (Feb. 19, 2004)
Neighborhood Association Faulted For Discrimination (Feb. 13, 2004)
Real Estate Agents Miss Out By Ignoring Accessibility Issues (Feb. 2, 2004)

Respite House Still Not Accessible Or Safe For Children (Jan. 13, 2004)
State Appeals Court Upholds Visitability Ordinance (Jan. 2, 2004)

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More People With Developmental Disabilities Celebrate At Home (Dec. 23, 2003)
With A Little Help From His Friends Man Has New Home (Dec. 19, 2003)
Group's Solution To Post-Institution Land-Use: Build "Community" On Fernald Site (Dec. 18, 2003)

Town Must Allow Group Home, Commissioner Rules (Nov. 26, 2003)

County Wants Group Homes To Be Less Clustered (Oct. 13, 2003)
Men Hold 'Meet And Greet' To Welcome Their New Neighbors (Oct. 3, 2003)

Network Recognizes "Fifth Freedom" (Sept. 4, 2003)

Illegal Zoning Ordinance May Prove Costly To Township (August 14, 2003)

Township Violated Residents' Constitutional Rights In Fight Over Home (July 14, 2003)
High School Students Build Home Designed For Wheelchair Users (July 11, 2003)

Federal And State Governments Present Barriers To Community Supports, Report Says (June 17, 2003)

Man To Claim Habitat Home As His Own (May 27, 2003)
Group Home "Pros" Outnumbered "Cons" At Board Meeting (May 19, 2003)

Group Home Plan Opposed By Many Neighbors (April 17, 2003)
Agency Sues Neighborhood Association For Rights Violations (April 14, 2003
Locals Petition Against Teen Group Home (April 3, 2003)

Law Supports Group Home Residents (March 19, 2003)
Neighbors Fear Group Home Residents They Haven't Met (March 10, 2003)
Waiver Is Best Birthday Present For Nick Dupree (March 3, 2003)

Neighbors Say Fourth Group Home Is Too Many (Feb. 27, 2003)
Advocates Condemn Governor's Budget Plan (Feb. 24, 2003)
Suit For Community Services Gets Class Action Status (Feb. 19, 2003)

"Visitability" Measure To Be Re-Introduced In Congress (Jan. 29, 2003)
Neighbors Don't Want New Apartment Complex (Jan. 21, 2003)

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City Faces Lawsuits If Buildings Are Not Made Accessible (Dec. 18, 2002)
"Accessibility Is Key Part Of Building Design" (Dec. 4, 2002)

Children And Families With Disabilities Face Poorest Living Conditions, Survey Says (Nov. 22, 2002)
Pittsburgh Eyes Visitability Proposal (Nov. 18, 2002)
DOJ Claims Apartment Complex Discriminates Against People With Disabilities (Nov. 13, 2002)

City Sued For Housing Discrimination (October 28, 2002)
Home Builders Are Smart To Think "Visitability" (October 3, 2002)

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