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Federal Policy Brief  |  October 16, 2007
On August 13, 2007, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new proposed rules to make several definition and rule clarifications to the rehabilitation option that Medicaid agencies use to provide services for people with mental health disorders, physical disabilities, developmental delays, and other disabilities or chronic illnesses. In addition, the rehabilitation option package of services has been used for youth in therapeutic foster care. The National Alliance to End Homelessness has concerns that, if this proposed rule were implemented in its current form, people experiencing homelessness would have less access to health related services.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  March 12, 2007

The Alliance has released an updated brief on chronic homelessness, describing its characteristics, causes, and solutions. The brief summarizes the interaction between emergency shelters, health care systems, and criminal justice and chronic homelessness. It also describes the benefits and cost effectiveness of permanent supportive housing and the success that many communities have achieved.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  October 16, 2006
Thanks to an amendment introduced by Senator Landrieu (D-LA) and supported by Senator Vitter (R-LA), the Senate version of the supplemental appropriations bill includes funding for supportive housing (housing linked with services for extremely low-income people) in the Gulf Coast. The bill would make 4,500 project based rent subsidies available for use in supportive housing. These rent subsidies can be linked to the GO-Zone tax credits and service supports to create supportive housing for disabled and vulnerable residents of the Gulf Coast. This proposal conforms to Louisiana’s The Road Home housing plan, and the needs of communities throughout the region.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  October 16, 2006
The Senate approved its $28.9 billion hurricane recovery package on May 4, 2006, improving in many ways upon the companion measure that passed the full House, H.R. 4939, on March 16. Several aspects of the Senate bill are critical to ensure the needs of elderly, disabled and other extremely low income renters in the Gulf coast are met, and we request that these changes remain in any compromise that emerges from conference committee negotiations.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  August 15, 2006
February 15, 2006

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