Establishing Eligibility for SSI for Chronically Homeless People
Health, Housing and Service Supports for Three Groups of People Experiencing Homelessness
Public Housing Authorities and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People and
Medicaid Financing for Services in Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People: Current Practices and Opportunities
Authors Martha Burt and Carol Wilkins note that when Medicaid expands in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, the program will cover most chronically homeless people, many of whom have lacked health insurance so far. Their research is aimed at guiding program administrators toward structures that assure appropriate care for formerly homeless occupants of PSH.
The papers can also be a resource for communities that are reviewing how their strategies support PSH and the service needs of their most vulnerable clients. For instance, the paper titled “Medicaid Financing for Services in Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People” surveys a number of ways that communities integrate, or could integrate, Medicaid, depending upon how their state structures its health care programs.