What Does the Olmstead Act Mean for Community Development? Opportunities for Integrating People with Disabilities into Communities

Thursday, October 17, 2013
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - Los Angeles Branch
950 South Grand Avenue (at Olympic Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Light breakfast / lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

Please RSVP by Oct. 11th at 5 pm. Seating is extremely limited, so please register soon.

Please join us to explore community development opportunities available in California as a result of the Olmstead decision. This convening will bring together experts from across the country and throughout California to understand the implications of the Olmstead Act for affordable and supportive housing providers. We will discuss how California and other states are addressing Olmstead, showcase integrated housing developments that provide opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently in integrated settings that meet their needs, and explore possibilities Olmstead presents for interested investors, lenders, and public-private partners to expand resources.

Speakers include:

Bill Pavão, Executive Director, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Pamela Cohen, Attorney, Disability Rights California
Peggy Bailey, Senior Policy Advisor, CSH
Sharon Rapport, Associate Director for CA Policy, CSH


Understanding Olmstead: Local, State and Federal Perspectives
Learn about Olmstead and how it is being addressed in California and in other States.

Integrated Housing Development Case Studies
Hear about successful mixed affordable and special needs housing.

Opportunities under Olmstead
Explore the opportunities for expanding resources for integrated housing and examine the policy implications.


David Howden
Corporation for Supportive Housing
(213) 623-4342 x14

Melody Winter Head
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(213) 683-2932


  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)