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HHS Releases Two Reports on How to Use Medicaid for Chronically Homeless including in PSH

October 16, 2014 Print ShareThis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) recently released two reports: A Primer on Using Medicaid for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Tenants of Permanent Supportive Housing, and a companion document, Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices from the Field.

Reviewing these two documents can help Continuum of Care (CoC) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grantees, subrecipients, and project sponsors understand needed next steps to advance access to Medicaid-funded services for homeless persons in their communities. These resources may also be particularly useful for those organizations that are interested in expanding services and supports for people in permanent supportive housing, including households who are chronically homeless, in the context of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).