About the Housing ACCESS Act

CSH supports legislation called the Housing Alignment and Coordination of Critical and Effective Supportive Health Services Act, also known as the "Housing ACCESS Act," (S. 2932) and asks organizations interested in aligning housing and services for people experiencing chronic homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization to join us in backing it. This bill aims to make Medicaid services work better with housing.

Why Your Endorsement Matters

The bill (S. 2932) introduced by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA), is designed to align federal housing and healthcare resources to streamline the creation of supportive housing.

It will help communities align eligibility for housing and services and establish common outcome measures, disaggregated by race.

It also makes Medicaid reimbursement more accessible to providers by clarifying which federal funds can support them in hiring staff and building IT and financial systems. And it calls for a rate study to ensure reimbursement rates allow providers to pay living wages, reduce staff turnover, and ensure evidence-based case ratios.


S.2932 Housing ACCESS Act Co-Sponsors

Sen. Alex Padilla [D-CA], Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT], Sen. Cory A. Booker [D-NJ], Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR], Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM], Sen. Tina Smith [D-MN], Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT], Sen. John Fetterman [D-PA], Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH], Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]

H.R. 7647 Housing ACCESS Act Co-Sponsors

Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI-7], Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA-28], Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV-4], Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA-12], Rep. Summer L. Lee [D-PA-12], Rep. Grace F. Napolitano [D-CA-31], Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA-47], Rep. Jamie Raskin [DMD-8], Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA-39], Rep. Shri Thanedar [D-MI-13], Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ-12], Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA-17], Rep. Becca Balint [D-VT-At Large], Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT-5]

Sign on to the Housing ACCESS Act

Organizations signing on to endorse the Housing ACCESS Act*

These organizations have signed on to endorse the Housing ACCESS Act and ask Congress to align federal housing and healthcare resources to create supportive housing.

*As of December 1, 2023

A Way Home America
Abbrey Affordable Housing Foundation
Action Housing, Inc
Advocacy 2 Legacy
Agape Missions, NFP
ALA Senior Living
All Home CA
Alliance Care 360
Alliance for Living
AMRI Counseling Services, LLC/AMRI Counseling & Family Services, Inc.
APF-Gallery LLC
Atlantic Development & Investments, Inc.
Avalon Housing
Bay Aging
Beacon Inc
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative Message
Bethesda Project
Brooklyn Community Housing & Services, Inc
Camden Coalition
Capital Access, Inc.
Cardea Health
Catapult Wellness LLC
Catholic Charites, Fort Wayne and South Bend
Celtic Property Management, LLC
Center City Housing Corp
Center for Housing and Health
Center for the Homeless
Central City Integrated
Central Community Development Corporation
Child Welfare League of America
Church World Service
Citrus Health Network
City of Chicago, Department of Housing
Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)
Coalition On Homelessness and Housing In Ohio
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Commonwealth Land Trust
Communities First, Inc.
Community Health Connections
Community Health Connections Fitchburg
Community Housing Network
Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS)
Community Service Center of Morgan County dba WellSpring
Community Shelter Board
Community Solutions
Connecticut Legal Rights Project
Continental Management
Copa Health
Cornerstone Community Partner
Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Creative Housing|Creative Renovations
Cross Roads House
Cynthia Allen Servicing
Disability Law Colorado
Disability Resource Center
Disability Rights CT
Diversity Residential Homes
Downtown Women's Center
Drug Policy Alliance
ECHO Housing
Englewood CDC
Enterprise Community Partners, Southern California
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco
Extended Housing
Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc
Florida Housing Coalition
Florida Supportive Housing Coalition
Franciscan Action Network
Friendship Place
Full Circle Communities, Inc
Geel Community Services
Georgia Supportive Housing Association, Inc
Good Shepherd Center
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Harrisonburg Redevelopment Housing Authority
Heart of Florida United Way
Hearth Inc
Heartland Alliance Health
Help of Southern Nevada
Helping Veterans and Families (HVAF)
Herron Property Management
HOM, Inc
Horizon House
Housing Action Illinois
Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND)
Housing California
Housing Catalyst
Housing Partners of Florida
Housing Partnership of Chester County
Housing Visions
Humililty of Mary Housing
Humility Homes & Services, Inc
ICAN Housing
Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
Innovative Housing, Inc
International Downtown Association
Kansas Office for Refugees
Keep The Promise Coalition
KG Development Group LLC
LAMAS Housing Project
Lamb Center
Legal Council for Health Justice
Local Initaitives Support Corporation/National Equity Fund
Low Income Housing Institute

Luken Solutions
LTHC Homeless Services, Inc
Lynn Shelter Alliance
Lynn Shelter Association
Madison Street Medicine
MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership
Massachusetts Association of Mental Health
Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA)
Mental Health America
Mercy House Living Centers
Mercy Housing and Shelter Corp.
MHP Salud
Mothers on a Mission, Inc
Mountain Homeless Coalition
Movin' Out
Mutual Housing California
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
National Council for Mental Wellbeing
National HIV/AIDS Housing Coalition
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Nevada Homeless Alliance
Nevada Housing Coalition
New Earth Amity LLC
New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
New Narrative
Newbridge Place
North Star
North Star Policy Consulting, LLC
Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance
Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing
Northwest Pilot Project
Nourish NJ, Inc
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center
Parents for Healthy Homes
Pathways to Housing PA
People Assisting The Homeless
People Encouraging People
Peoples Church, ELCA
Piedmont Housing Alliance
Project Home
Re-Entry for All & Lyon Modular Sustainable Workforce
Reichard and Associates
Renew Grant Behavioral Health and Wellness
Resident United Network
River City Housing
ROSE Community Development
Sacramento Tenants Union
Safer Foundation
Shiver Center on Poverty Law
Sincox Associates
Soldier On
Somerville Homeless Coalition
St. John Center
Summit Manor Inc
Supportive Housing Providers Association
T Spell Development Group
Televerde Foundation
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
Tennessee Healthcare Campaign
Texas Homeless Network
The Courtyard
The Inner Voice Inc
The National Homeless Law Center
The NYC Justice Peer Initiative
The Open Door Inc
The STAR Project
Third Door
United American Indian Involvement Inc
United Way of Greater LA
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning
Upper Valley Haven, Inc
VERA Institute of Justice
Veterans Inc
Village of Merici Inc
Virginia Housing Alliance
Vitalyst Health Foundation
Vocal Virginia
Volunteers of America - Chesapeake & Carolinas
Volunteers of America - Mid-States, Inc
Volunteers of America - Ohio and Indiana
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan
Wellness Greensway
Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness
Westside Family Health Center
Winged Wolf Innovations, LLC
Women's Lunch Place
WV Coalition to End Homelessness
Xilin Association
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Youth Collaboratory
YWCA Hamilton
YWCA Northcentral Indiana