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Pre-Conference Event

Housing CBI

Saturday, February 26, 2022 (HST)

Expanding Hawaii’s Capacity to House and Support Individuals with I/DD

Feb. 26

Saturday, February 26, 2022: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (HST)

A Virtual Event


Changes in federal regulations and the aging of parents who care for adults with disabilities are among recent developments driving an urgent reassessment of Hawai’i’s capacity to provide quality homes and supports for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Home and Community-Based Services (HBCS) Settings Final Rule in January 2014, with full implementation scheduled for 2023. The rule defines what are considered to be acceptable and unacceptable HBCS settings. The HBCS Settings Final Rule requires providers to allow people with disabilities the choice and autonomy to decide what setting is most appropriate for them to live, work, and receive services. However, options need to be individualized and affordable for families, some of whom may not qualify for Medicaid waivers, Social Security benefits, or other supports. There are many implications for the HBCS Settings Final Rule in Hawai’i for families wanting to consider housing choices for their adult children with disabilities. The purpose of this capacity-building workshop will be to create a forum for disabled individuals, families, advocates, housing developers, and other stakeholders to gather and discuss Hawaii’s capacity to house and support Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.


By the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:

  1. Understand the challenges and issues for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Hawaii seeking housing.
  2. Understand the changes in state and federal housing-related legislation and how to address them.
  3. Describe various housing models that can be considered by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make the most appropriate decision for themselves.
  4. Understand how federal, state, and county policy makers can help and how to advocate for more intellectual and developmental disability housing. 


Registration is free for Pac Rim registrants and Hawaii Housing Coalition members (contact for the discount code). The cost for this CBI is $10 for the public. Attendance is limited.

If you are a Pac Rim registrant, select this CBI as an additional session under “Sessions” when you register. If you are not attending Pac Rim, select the “Pre-/Post-Events Only” Registration Type before selecting this CBI. 

CBI Leaders

Kelle Murphy, Associate Specialist, Center on Disability Studies
Sandra Oshiro, Board Member and Secretary, Pacific Housing Assistance Corporation
Cynthia Bartlett, Executive Director, Hawaii Autism Foundation


If you have questions about participating, please email Dr. Kelle Murphy at