In February 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP), in partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), announced targeted program support to state Medicaid agencies seeking to promote State Medicaid-Housing Agency Partnerships. IAP will begin working with California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, Nevada and Oregon in May 2016.
This six-month program support opportunity based under IAP’s Community Integration for Medicaid beneficiaries in long-term services and supports program area, is designed to be intensive and hands-on in order to move selected states closer towards building collaborations with key housing partners in their states. CMCS will be working closely with its federal partners on planning and coordination of the program support that will be provided. Beginning in February, CMCS’ IAP also began offering program support to 31 states as part of a three-session webinar series focused on Supporting Housing Tenancy.
More information on this initiative is available here.