Medicaid as a Resource for Continuums of Care

Paying for Services in Permanent Supportive Housing with Medicaid

Is your Continuum of Care (CoC) ready to learn how creative financing with Medicaid can help fund proven solutions to end homelessness in your community?

The National Alliance to End Homelessness, Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), and the Corporation for Supportive Housing have developed a new resource – Using Medicaid to Pay for Services in Permanent Supportive Housing: Steps for CoC Leads to Get Started.

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an effective intervention for ending chronic homelessness. An essential part of the PSH model is a package of health care and supportive services that helps people with disabilities get and stay housed. Those services, however, cost money – money that can be difficult to identify, secure, and sustain.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recommends Medicaid as a potential funding resource for supportive services, but the process to secure this resource can be complex and overwhelming.

This “how to” guide offers five steps to help Continuum of Care (CoC) and other service system leaders build a case for why and how Medicaid can be structured to pay for services in permanent supportive housing at the state and local levels.

  1. Learn the Basics of Medicaid
  2. Determine what services you have and what you need
  3. Make the Case with Data
  4. Gather Your Allies
  5. Knock on the Door

Using Medicaid to Pay for Services in Permanent Supportive Housing: Steps for CoC Leads to Get Started

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