This fact sheet highlights key information for beginning conversations with community leaders and partners about health care benefits enrollment, including where to go for more specific information. Under the Affordable Care Act 2010, new state programs and processes could affect how vulnerable homeless people receive medical services, behavioral health treatment and long-term supports; and how these services are funded in communities. In many topic areas, definitive answers to questions that may arise are not yet available, or may vary from state to state. The Alliance will continue to update this resource as new information becomes available.
Content Type: Publications
Making Effective Use of TANF
The resource provides an overview of how some communities are using TANF funds for short-term rent assistance and how TANF agencies can help improve the self-sufficiency of families.
Ending Family Homelessness: National Trends and Local System Responses
Prepared by the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, this paper provides information on national trends that are suggesting significant changes in the country’s approach to ending family homelessness and guidance for responding to these changes by creating well-designed local systems.
Medicaid Health Homes: Emerging Models and Implications
This policy brief discusses how Medicaid health homes can help improve the behavioral and physical outcomes for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness and lead to positive housing outcomes.The brief explains the Medicaid health home benefit under the Affordable Care Act, and reviews models that have already been approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Supporting Homeless Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth
This toolkit includes definitions of transgender and gender nonconforming populations, data on the transgender adult population, and recommendations for providing services to transgender youth who are experiencing homelessness.