Federal Health and Social Service Programs That Support People Experiencing Homelessness

January 27, 2022

This new tool seeks to help state and local leaders identify and access federal non-emergency health and social service programs so they can use multiple streams of funding for holistic supportive services that meet the short- and long-term needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

It lists the relevant programs in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department and in the following Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies:

  • Administration for Children and Families
  • Administration for Community Living
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Food and Nutrition Service
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Indian Health Services
  • Program Support Center
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The tool breaks down the following information for each program:

  • Populations served
  • Allowable uses
  • Patient access or program duration
  • Number of participants served
  • Geographic reach
  • Funding and operating mechanisms

Click to read the guidance.