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?

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

Largest Public Housing Authorities in Arizona by Unit Count

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

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

3 Public Housing Heroes in the Pacific Northwest to Know

Every region of the county has leadership advocating for the provision of more affordable housing.  The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of affordable housing innovation and leadership.  The innovation is further buoyed by being the home to several Moving to Work agencies. Although nobody highlighted in this blog asked for it, they are all deserving… Read More 3 Public Housing Heroes in the Pacific Northwest to Know