State Policy Solutions

While key federal policies and funding priorities drive community strategies, state policies and programs are also vital to the goals of ending homelessness. These materials are designed for advocates who seek to make ending homelessness a state priority.

Advocates to end homelessness often take part in coalitions and campaigns to influence state priorities that can advance their community goals. The materials featured below are designed for advocates seeking to make ending homelessness a state priority. Here visitors will find information on state policy issues, along with tools and worksheets to organize state and local data to drive desired policy outcomes.

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Library Resources

Advocacy Resource | April 4, 2013
This set of talking points on key issues can easily be customized with state or local data. Topics include Interagency Coordination;  Using TANF for Homeless Assistance; and Medicaid Health Homes for Homeless Populations.
Federal Policy Brief | November 9, 2012
This policy brief discusses how Medicaid health homes can help improve the behavioral and physical outcomes for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness and lead to positive housing outcomes.The brief explains the Medicaid health home benefit under the Affordable Care Act, and reviews models that have already been approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.