ASPE Releases New Report on Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for the Chronically Homeless
May 16, 2011
This new HHS released report is a comprehensive literature review that looks at the operation of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless and the related use of Medicaid for the funding of supportive services. Permanent supportive housing is a solution to chronic homelessness. The challenge is finding enough resources to continually fund the supportive services vital to its success. This report describes the importance of linking housing with health care in the permanent supportive housing model, identifies the most effective practices used to increase Medicaid access for the chronically homeless to fund supportive services, and previews the ways Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in 2014 will effect access and funding for this population.