Capitol Correspondence - 08.25.17

Issue Brief Looks at State Efforts to Prevent Improper Evictions Under HCBS Rule

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A new issue brief by Justice in Aging discusses how states should implement Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) regulations in order to prevent improper evictions. The CMS HCBS final rule that was issued in 2014 requires that each state must have a transition plan approved by CMS by March 2019, with full compliance required by March 2022.

One requirement of the new regulations is that states must establish eviction protections for persons living in residential HCBS settings such as assisted living facilities or group homes. The issue brief examines state proposals, explains why many states’ plans are inadequate, and offers recommendations on best practices to prevent improper evictions.