Community Access Team
The Community Access Team helps people with disabilities stay in their homes and communities and out of nursing facilities or other institutions by making their homes affordable, safe and accessible. CAT partners with the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF), local service providers and private housing owners to offer subsidized housing with appropriate supportive services for persons who are transitioning out of institutions or at risk of institutionalization. CAT also provides home accessibility improvements (for example, installing ramps, modifying bathrooms and kitchens, widening doorways, etc.) to people with disabilities through a partnership with HCPF’s Medicaid Home Modification benefit program, and though a state income tax credit program. HCPF and CAT are also currently working on implementing a new program to inspect host homes for people with developmental disabilities.