North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

HHS Reports on Using Medicaid for Chronically Homeless People

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has 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 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).

You can read the reports on the HHS website at the links above or download them here and here.