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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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Developing a Landlord Network

Share List Webinar: Developing a Landlord Network This was the first webinar in our HAPPN focused series. The Housing Alliance is working with HAPPN to provide critical resources and education to homeless service providers throughout the state. As more and more communities move away from institutionalization and facility based housing programs toward permanent housing opportunities,…

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06Mar

In Southcentral PA, Low-Income Residents are At Risk As Personal Care Homes Rapidly Close

Share List If Xavier Hunter’s personal care home shuts down, about 30 people might find themselves with no place to live. That nightmare, he says, might be just one day away. It could be because his hot water boiler finally kicks. Maybe a new resident brings in bedbugs requiring costly fumigation. Or perhaps simply not enough of his tenants…

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New Resources on Counting Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Point-In-Time (PIT) Count

Share List The 2018 Point in-Time (PIT) count is just around the corner. There are several resources available on HUD’s PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars page, including the Notice for the 2018 HIC and PIT count. This year HUD updated the 2018 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and PIT count to include “those who are currently experiencing…

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