The United States District Court has issued a decision that restores hope to the approximately 14,000 Minnesotans with disabilities, many of whom are stuck living in corporate group homes. Today Judge Donovan Frank certified a class action for those individuals with disabilities in our community who want to live, like most of us do, near friends and family. With this ruling, the federal court is allowing a challenge to statewide overreliance on corporate group homes to house individuals with disabilities. For years, Minnesota has failed to provide citizens with disabilities with the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives in individualized settings in a manner that would be consistent with federal law. The conduct of the state of Minnesota does not make sense and is not fair. This decision is a signal that it is time for a change.

The decision can be found here.

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