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Community for Permanent Supported Housing et al. v. Housing Authority of the City of Dallas

Amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of Plaintiffs’ request to reverse dismissal order of complaint seeking reasonable accommodations to Section 8 Project Based Voucher program, which would increase otherwise scarce affordable housing opportunities for people with I/DD in North Texas.

Jenkins v. Alabama

Amicus brief filed in the Eleventh Circuit in support of en banc review of Marc Jenkins request for an Atkins hearing to prove his intellectual disability claim.

Public Charge Amicus Briefs

Amicus briefs filed in federal district courts in Washington, New York, and California in support of three lawsuits on behalf of 21 states against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security challenging the administration's "public charge" rule as illegal discrimination. The briefs, on behalf of a coalition of national disability advocacy organizations, argue that the new rule discriminates on the basis of disability and must be withdrawn.

Why Does Life in the Community Matter to People With Disabilities?

Everyone deserves to live in their communities with the right supports, but limited funding often leads to waitlists for necessary community-based services. Hear from people with intellectual and developmental disabilities about what life in the community means to them.

Deinstitutionalization: Join The Arc in Fighting for Life in the Community

Did you know that 37 states still have institutions where people with disabilities live segregated lives? Institutions limit people’s lives and choices, and they must be closed. But more than that, communities need the resources currently utilized in institutions for all people with disabilities to live independently with the right supports, no matter their level of need.