The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program is one of several recent collaborative efforts between HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking to assist states with offering community living opportunities linked with critically needed supportive services to persons with disabilities who might otherwise be institutionalized or homeless. HUD intends to continue to collaborate with HHS throughout Section 811 PRA Program implementation, through the provision of joint technical assistance to states and to evaluate the program’s success in terms of reducing health care costs, institutionalization, and homelessness.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) Initiative participants are included by a number of states participating in the Section 811 PRA Demo as one of their target and/or priority populations.
In 2014, CMS launched the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) with the goal of improving health and health care for Medicaid beneficiaries by supporting states’ ongoing efforts related to payment and delivery system reforms. Through the IAP, CMS builds on lessons and recommendations heard from state partners for specific opportunities to advance innovation. Through IAP, CMS offers targeted program support to Medicaid agencies to promote community integration for Medicaid beneficiaries using community-based long-term services and supports (LTSS). Specifically, the targeted support relates to Housing-Related Services and Partnerships. CMS does not provide Federal Financial Participation (FFP) for room and board in home and community-based services, but can assist states with coverage of certain housing-related activities and services.
HUD administers a variety of programs that provide supportive services to residents of HUD-assisted housing. Many of these programs target specific populations, such as older adults, people with disabilities, and homeless individuals and families.