Disability Rights

More than half the COVID-19 deaths in Colorado so far have come among the elderly—many living with disabilities—in nursing or assisted living facilities. New anxieties and shredding of routines felt...
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Thomas* is elderly, disabled, and living in subsidized housing. Thomas was on the verge of losing his housing and his subsidy because of rental arrears. He was unable to manage his limited disability...
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Ms. Davis*, an elderly woman, lived in a trailer on a rural piece of land she inherited from her dad. She was developmentally disabled and had recently experienced a series of strokes that further...
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Zeke*, a 54-year-old man with HIV, requested assistance to terminate an adult guardianship. The court had appointed a guardian for him, a woman he had never actually met in person, because of his...
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NLSP’s investigation revealed that the landlord had targeted disabled and homeless veterans to occupy substandard housing units, in addition to managing several Community Residential Facilities (CRF) for severely disabled residents. The landlord had failed to properly administer medications or provide adequate food for residents, and failed to pay CRF employees a legal wage or pay rent on the CRF, creating a risk that residents could be evicted.