Innovations are happening in every state to integrate supportive housing with Medicaid, managed care, and the work of health centers, and the federal landscape is shifting rapidly. That's why CSH launched this section of our website dedicated exclusively to the intersection of supportive housing and healthcare. It's your portal for up-to-date information and the latest trends, policy changes and examples of innovations in housing and healthcare. This is your one-stop shop for all things housing and health related.

News & the Latest Resources

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CSH Unveils An Updated Policy Brief and New Map That Shows States’ Progress In Using Medicaid to Fund Services in Supportive Housing 

States are looking to both increase supportive housing capacity and supportive housing quality. One component of improving quality could be developing more intensive supportive services. Many barriers exist to increasing supportive housing capacity for most communities, including a lack of a Medicaid Authority. Over a dozen states already have in place some supportive housing services benefit, and CSH’s new MAP can help you find where your state is in the process. This brief provides a detailed summary of state actions and lessons that could be replicated in your state.

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Reframing Homelessness as a Public Health Crisis

This paper by CSH outlines many of the commonalities between the public health field and those who work to align housing and services and offers suggestions on how we can all collaborate effectively. This work was generously supported by a grant from the Bank of America Foundation. 

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Health System Investments in Housing: A Development Guide

This guidebook explores why and how health systems and hospitals can and should invest in supportive and affordable housing, including an Introduction to Housing Finance and Development for health partners motivated to learn more about the process and get step-by-step instruction on the “how,” this section covers the steps needed to put you in the position to take concrete action.

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Health Care Benefits for Older Adults

The public healthcare coverage, services and benefits discussed in this brief can make the difference between a life in the community or a life bouncing between homelessness and various institutions. While a variety of services may be available in your community to assist older adults, if the potential service recipient does not have the public healthcare coverage that funds these services, then either the individual is paying out of pocket, or cannot access the services. Therefore, a basic understanding of public healthcare coverage and benefits for older adults is crucial to accessing and maintaining needed services.

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Administrative Models for Medicaid Funding Services

This review of Medicaid funding models is designed to assist supportive housing providers and homeless service organizations consider strategies to enhance their services (and services funding) through partnerships or through securing new resources. The three models this paper reviews are: Becoming a Medicaid Billable Agency; Collaborating to Increase Services and Capacity; and Contracting with an Administrative Services Organization.

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Policy

Read the latest in what states are doing states to improve service delivery, financing of the services delivered by supportive housing providers and expand capacity in their communities.

Research

Key research and papers regarding the intersection of Housing and Health Care, and relevant information about the healthcare system for people with the greatest needs and residents of supportive housing.

Resources

Profiles and examples of the work states and communities are doing that can inform your efforts. As always, CSH will strive to be an essential bridge between the realms of housing and health care.

Health Centers

CSH is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide training and technical assistance to health centers and supportive housing providers looking to partner to serve vulnerable frequent users of health systems.