Expanding Housing Through Healthcare Investment: Five Community Study

Friday, June 23, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Burnham (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Housing First permanent supportive housing is an evidence based intervention to end homelessness for chronically homeless single adults.  Because of specific restrictions in the Medicaid statutes, most communities around the United States have not made major investments in expanding housing stock for high users of the healthcare system using specific healthcare dollars.  However, five communities around the US have dramatically expanded supportive housing stock with investments from the healthcare system.  This session will report on the details of how these communities have succeeded and will provide specific opportunties for replication throughout the country.
Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH (Physician, Mercy Housing)
Karen Batia, Ph.D (Principal, Health Management Associates)
Richard Samson, JD (Consultant, Low Income Investment Fund)
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