Thursday, February 17, 2011

Invitation to a Special Open Door Forum on HHS and HUD Community Living Partnership

You are invited to participate in a Special Open Door Forum sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This Special Open Door Forum will focus on understanding the HUD HHS Collaboration: creating sustainable partnerships between the housing and human service agencies at the federal, state & local levels to improve the availability of affordable and accessible housing, which is being accomplished through two major efforts:

HUD HHS Community Living Collaboration and its six initiatives

Linking long term services & supports with HUD’s new Category I & II vouchers to assist individuals with disabilities

This HHS and HUD Community Living Partnership Special Open Door Forum will take place on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.  Following the presentation, the telephone lines will be opened to allow participants to ask questions of the subject matter experts from HUD and HHS, including CMS.

Presentation materials will be posted by Friday, February 25, 2011 to the HHS Office on Disability webpage at

To participate in the Forum, please follow the instructions noted below.

1.  Dial 1-800-837-1935
2.  Give the Conference ID Number, 44280806

Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired.  For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880 and a Relay Communications Assistant will help.

An audio recording and transcript of this Special Forum will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website at and will be accessible for downloading beginning on or around April 1, 2011.

For automatic emails of Open Door Forum schedule updates (E-Mailing list subscriptions) and to view Frequently Asked Questions please visit our website at

Information about the Community Living Initiative can be found at the HHS Office on Disability

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