Ending Homelessness Today — States
5 Reasons Why Housing Providers Should Be Using Medicaid for Supportive Services
December 17, 2014
The clock is ticking. With the federal goal to end chronic homelessness by 2016, communities need to pull together funding for housing and supportive services quickly and with sustainability in mind. That’s why many communities are exploring how they can take advantage of Medicaid to cover the cost of supportive services in permanent supportive housing.
Health care reform has provided an opportunity for states to re-evaluate their Medicaid programs and determine whether they want to expand Medicaid and include coverage for additional services. Additional coverage and re-evaluation of Medicaid programs means states can explore adding services to their Medicaid State Plans to help with efforts to end chronic homelessness.
There are several benefits to using Medicaid pay for supportive services.
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4 Ways States Can Help Solve Homelessness
November 25, 2013
Forty-six states are gearing up for legislative sessions – most of them starting up in January. All of them can do something in 2014 to end homelessness. If state lawmakers hear enough from constituents, they will do something. Here are 4 initiatives that advocates should be urging their governors and state legislators to consider.
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