The supports available to people in their own homes increased as well:

The Community Supported Living Arrangement under the Medicaid Home and Community Services Waiver expanded the availability of support services to people living in their own home or in their family home. This initiative increased consumer choice and control of their housing by separating the supports an individual needs from his/her housing arrangement.

Reverse Equity Mortgages grew in public acceptance and are an option for older families to finance housing and support services for their relative with a disability.

Fannie Mae's Community Living loan program was developed to assist families and community service agencies in financing small-scale community residences for people with disabilities. It became a resource for funding consumer controlled housing through the national Home of Your Own initiative. By 1996, nearly half of the states included a Home of Your Own initiative.

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