CSH Highlights Success in Louisiana
In February 16th webinar
On Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., join the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) for an upcoming webinar, “Sustaining Supportive Housing Programs in Louisiana: Medicaid’s Role. On this webinar, participants will learn more about Louisiana’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) initiative and the Medicaid policy changes the federal government approved to make it happen.
The webinar will be moderated by: Peggy Bailey, Senior Policy Advisor, CSH
Speakers will include:
- Marti Knisley, National Director of Community Support Initiative, Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
- Francine Arienti, Louisiana PSH Project Manager, Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
- Nicole Sweazy, Director, Executive Director, of the Louisiana Public Housing Authority
- Chris Rhorer, PSH Program Manager, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
As background, securing services funding is essential to sustaining supportive housing programs. Short term federal or local grants and targeted state funding can be unpredictable and subject to government budget reduction policies. Louisiana can serve as a model for how to think of the services in supportive housing broadly and align state systems to efficiently provide resources, even in tough budget times.
Louisiana’s 3,000 unit PSH program, initially created as part of the state’s Road Home hurricane recovery plan, is the nation’s first cross-disability, integrated permanent supportive housing (PSH) initiative. To date the program has housed over 2,300 of the most vulnerable people with disabilities across Louisiana’s Gulf Coast region.
Click here to register for the webinar.