Is Your Housing Authority Working With Medicaid?

Serving extremely low-income families especially  formerly homeless with mental illness is a daunting challenge that many housing authorities take on.  The barriers and issues that come with serving these hard to house populations can sometimes lead them back to a state of homelessness when problems arise.  Housing authorities are inherently there to help house the… Read More Is Your Housing Authority Working With Medicaid?

5 Health Care and Housing Innovations You Should Know

Medicaid agencies and healthcare plans across the USA are working cross-sector and exploring ways in which housing can help stabilize and improve medical outcomes for their members.  Lets examine 5 innovative projects, partnerships and programs out there. 1- Seattle/King County Housing Authority and King County Public Health- These organizations came together to do a data… Read More 5 Health Care and Housing Innovations You Should Know

5 Things I Learned Leaving a Public Housing Authority for a Medicaid Agency

I have worked most of my career in the public housing realm.  Whether it was learning a caseload and HQS in Walla Walla, running the MTW program and writing admin/acop plans in Tacoma or implementing mobile technology at the Seattle Housing Authority, my career has been PHA heavy.  I spent a few years in the… Read More 5 Things I Learned Leaving a Public Housing Authority for a Medicaid Agency

Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings

If you live in a major US city, you certainly have seen the spike in homelessness.  In fact, in cities like L.A. San Diego, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix, it has become an epidemic.  In many of these situations, the people who are living on the streets are also the highest users of our jail systems,… Read More Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings

Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors

Create a Jobs Program:  Many public and social housing organizations focus on work-able residents.  Because of that there is often a lack of focus on senior and disabled residents.  Why not find some residents in their golden years who might be interested in working and helping out in some way shape or form.  For example… Read More Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors