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29May

Cambria Approves Grant for Homeless

Share List Home­less people and those suffering from chronic substance abuse and severe mental illness are to benefit from a $157,856 grant approved Wednesday evening by Cambria County commissioners. FALLENTIMBER — Home­less people and those suffering from chronic substance abuse and severe mental illness are to benefit from a $157,856 grant approved Wednesday evening by…

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23Apr

How Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm People Who Are Experiencing Homelessness

Share List Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) significantly increased health coverage for people experiencing homelessness, a group whose mortality rates are three to four times higher than the general population.  But coverage for many of these newly insured individuals is at risk due to the Trump Administration’s decision to let states to take away Medicaid coverage…

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CMS Update: New Medicare Card Campaign

Share List CMS Update – New Medicare Card Campaign In April 2018, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin a year-long process of sending Medicare beneficiaries a New Medicare Card that will have a unique Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), thereby removing the social security number from the Medicare card. Presenters: Debbie Feierman, MSW,…

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03Apr

A Mission that Matters: Why HUD Must Maintain Its Commitment to Fighting Discrimination

Share List Last week, reports surfaced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was considering a change to the agency’s mission statement. Among the potential changes: removing existing language about building “communities free from discrimination,” and replacing it with a call for Americans to achieve “self-sufficiency.” There are no indications at this…

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13Mar

Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities Phase One: Report Released

Share List The Center for Social Innovation, has released a their first report as part of their Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities coalition. This report highlights the vast over-representation of African Americans, American Indians, and Alaska Natives among the homeless populations in the communities they examined. The report also identifies strategies to promote equity and reduce…

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