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?
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
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
The State of Arizona is under-resourced compared to other states across the USA. Phoenix is one of the largest cities but has less units than Cleveland, Ohio. 1.Phoenix Housing–9500 units 2.Tucson Housing- 6300 total units 3. AHCCCS programs- 3143 units This is an outlier program as the State Medicaid department subsidizes thousands of persons with mental illness… Read More Largest Public Housing Authorities in Arizona by Unit Count
By Mary-Rain O’Meara A recent article by KRON 4 in San Francisco referenced a study which placed the city on the top of the list for the world’s highest rents. Average rents in San Francisco are high at $3,500 per unit, but it isn’t the only Bay Area city on the high rents list. San… Read More HOPE SF: Preserving Affordability in the World’s Highest Rent City
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
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