Court Approves Landmark Settlement in Adult Home Case

In a memorandum and order issued today, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis approved a settlement between New York State, the U.S. Department of Justice, and a class of approximately 4,000 adult home residents.  The settlement ensures that thousands of adult home residents in New York City will have the opportunity to move out of the adult homes and into their own apartments with the services they need to live independently and be integrated into their communities.  The State agreed to fund at least 2,000 units of supported housing for adult home residents.   The Court commended all parties for their efforts, including the State of New York and Governor Cuomo, but described the relief afforded to the residents as “long overdue.”