4.10 Benefits Outreach and Enrollment: New Roles for Homeless Assistance


Conference Presentation | July 23, 2013

Files: SOAR and Enrollment of People Experiencing Homelessness under ACA by Deborah Dennis (PDF | 219 KB | 18 slides) Creating Opportunities and Recognizing Challenges for Outreach and Enrollment by MARGARET FLANAGAN (PDF | 287 KB | 14 slides) AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IMPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING ENROLLMENT FOR HOMELESS POPULATIONS by Kevin Malone (PDF | 2.88 MB | 38 slides)

Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid are important benefits for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness, and may be key to their ability to thrive in permanent housing. Presenters will explain new Medicaid enrollment rules, and discuss outreach programs and strategies to connect vulnerable homeless people with the benefits that meet their needs.

  • Deborah Dennis, Policy Research Associates, Delmar, NY
  • Margaret Flanagan, Health Care for the Homeless of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Dee Mahan, Families USA, Washington, DC (Moderator)
  • Kevin Malone, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD