Strategies You Can Use to Connect People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI Benefits

Social Security benefits are often a primary source of income for people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness. Sometimes, it is a challenge for people to navigate the application... Continue Reading →

Project 25: Saving Money While Saving Lives

The idea was simple: target the most costly and frequent users of public resources who were living on the streets of San Diego and, using a Housing First model,... Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at Opening Doors - Spotlight on Changing of the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness

Among people experiencing homelessness, there is a subset of individuals who experience homelessness for long periods of time, and/or in repeated episodes over many years—people experiencing... Continue Reading →

A Closer Look: Opening Doors, as Amended in 2015 - Spotlight on Medicaid

The newly amended Opening Doors provide more specific information regarding the role of Medicaid in covering health and supportive services to end homelessness, including services that support... Continue Reading →

USICH Releases 2015 Amendment to Opening Doors

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), along with its 19 member agencies, announced today the release of an amendment to Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and... Continue Reading →

Opening Doors, as amended in 2015

On behalf of the entire team at USICH, the teams at our Federal member agencies, and our many dedicated state and local partners working tirelessly to prevent and end... Continue Reading →

Housing is Healthcare

Twenty-five years ago, in the earlier years of the AIDS epidemic, health care and housing providers figured out that without housing, the health of people living with AIDS deteriorated... Continue Reading →

Ending Chronic Homelessness in 2017

On any given night, we know that nearly 85,000 Americans with disabling health conditions who have experienced homelessness for long periods of time—some for years or decades&mdash... Continue Reading →

Harnessing Medicaid to Help Solve Homelessness

With so many people now able to access health care coverage, the results are in: the Affordable Care Act is working.

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Medicaid is a Game-Changer for Ending Chronic Homelessness, But to Win, We Have to Play

It has been proven time and time again that for people experiencing chronic homelessness and suffering from chronic health conditions, the path to improved health begins with stable housing,... Continue Reading →