Arizona’s Medicaid System is Fighting Homelessness

It might sound counter-intuitive, but Arizona’s Medicaid also called AHCCCS is becoming one of the major players combating homelessness in the state.  Arizona’s Medicaid system is already one of the most well run and well thought Medicaid programs in the country.  The advances by AHCCCS, their health plans, behavioral health plans and providers are well… Read More Arizona’s Medicaid System is Fighting Homelessness

5 Reasons Why Your State Should Have the Medicaid Department Run Housing and Homeless Programs

Many people are shocked to learn that Arizona’s Medicaid Department ((AHCCCS) plays such a large role in the affordable housing and homeless world.  In many ways, the role has increased in the last year and will continue to grow.  Arizona is not the only Medicaid system where housing subsidy and development are embedded.  States like… Read More 5 Reasons Why Your State Should Have the Medicaid Department Run Housing and Homeless Programs

How Quitting My Job In Public Housing for a Job with Medicaid Made Me a Better Houser

Housing is what I love. I never thought about doing anything else since my first day in grad school. That is why many people thought I was losing it when I left my job in Seattle and moved to Phoenix to work for the Medicaid department. However; working for a Medicaid agency has completely changed… Read More How Quitting My Job In Public Housing for a Job with Medicaid Made Me a Better Houser

Affordable Housing in Sydney Australia: Challenges and A Path Forward

Australia is in big trouble.  In fact, a recent report says that Australia is going to be facing an affordable housing crisis for the next 40 years if action is not taken.   Prices are inflated for both rent and homeowners.  Many young people cannot even believe for a second that they will be able to… Read More Affordable Housing in Sydney Australia: Challenges and A Path Forward

4 Innovative Medicaid Supported Housing Programs in the USA You Should Know

As affordable housing continues to become a larger and larger issue throughout the USA, the topic of supported housing services is becoming more important.  It is simply almost impossible to house many individuals without strong supports in place to assist them.  These can be the chronically homeless, persons with serious mental illness, general mental health… Read More 4 Innovative Medicaid Supported Housing Programs in the USA You Should Know

Portland’s Metro Affordable Housing Bond: How Medicaid Could Fund The Services

By Andrea Bell & Josh Crites The Portland Metro area just passed one of the most impressive affordable housing bonds in the country.  Voters agreed to a $658 million-dollar bond that will help develop upwards of 4,000 affordable housing units over the next decade.   What populations will be served is not yet known but it… Read More Portland’s Metro Affordable Housing Bond: How Medicaid Could Fund The Services