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Disability Advocates Inc. v. Paterson

On Procedural Grounds, Court Dismisses Ruling Ordering Supported Housing


What’s at Stake

AARP Foundation Litigation is working to ensure that people are able to age in the place they call home. The ADA, Rehabilitation Act and many state laws ensure the rights of older and disabled people to live in the most independent and integrated settings possible. The Supreme Court has reiterated the responsibility of government agencies to respect these civil rights. The availability of supported housing is a critical part of this equation.

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Disability Advocates Inc. v. Paterson was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Find the most recent cases in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases.

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Our legal advocacy initiatives  - conducted by AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) - reflect more than 15 years of work in federal and state courts across the country. Through our efforts, we support the Foundation’s four priority areas: Hunger, Income, Housing and Isolation, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.