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The Future of Medicaid Expansion & Effects on People Experiencing Homelessness Issue Briefs
Medicaid Strategies for People with Specialized Needs Issue Briefs
Medicaid Eligibility: Enrollment Pathway Considerations for Vulnerable Populations Issue Briefs
Connecting with Medicaid: Strategies & Options for Providers of Services to People who are Homeless Issue Briefs
How Healthcare Reform Strengthens Medicaid's Role in Preventing & Ending Homelessness Issue Briefs
Taking Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) to Scale: The Louisiana PSH Program Issue Briefs
The Oklahoma Enhanced Tier Payment System: Leveraging Medicaid to Improve Mental Health Provider Performance & Outcomes Issue Briefs
TAC & CCD Summary of the HUD 2009 Worst Case Housing Needs of People with Disabilities Report Issue Briefs
A Katrina Success Story: Louisiana's 3,000 Unit Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Initiative Issue Briefs
Save Section 811 with the New Community Integration Paradigm Issue Briefs
Olmstead & Supportive Housing: A Vision for the Future Issue Briefs
Connecting with Medicaid: Strategies and Options for Providers of Substance Use Services Issue Briefs
Accessing Multifamily Housing for MFP Participants Issue Briefs
Live-In Aides in Federally-funded Housing Programs: Information for MFP Participants & Program Staff Issue Briefs
New Medicaid Options to Support MFP Participants in Community-Based Housing Issue Briefs
Strategies for Creating Integrated Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities Issue Briefs
Supporting Community Living: Olmstead & Money Follows the Person (MFP) Issue Briefs
CMS’ New Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule: What it Means for States & Providers Issue Briefs
Key Considerations for Serving Chronically Homeless Persons in CoC-Funded Permanent Supportive Housing Issue Briefs
Housing Choice Vouchers Targeted to Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities – Another Tool to Help End Homelessness Issue Briefs
Using Medicaid in Supportive Housing Issue Briefs
Turning Knowledge Into Practice: A Manual for Behavioral Health Administrators & Practitioners About Understanding & Implementing Evidence-Based Practices, 2nd Edition Manuals & Guides
Leveraging Medicaid: A Guide to Using Medicaid Financing in Supportive Housing Manuals & Guides
Section 8 Made Simple Manuals & Guides
A Community-Based Comprehensive Psychiatric Crisis Response Service Manuals & Guides
Care Management, Case Management, & Utilization Review in a Managed Care Environment Manuals & Guides
Replicable Best Practices for Accessing Mainstream Resources: A Guide for Continuums of Care Manuals & Guides
Regional Housing Forum: A Technical Assistance Guide for Housing Resources & Strategy Manuals & Guides
Strategies to Help People with Disabilities Be Successful in the Housing Choice Voucher Program Manuals & Guides
Seizing the Moment Manuals & Guides
Emerging Best Practices in Mental Health Recovery Manuals & Guides
Piecing it All Together: Playing the Housing Game Manuals & Guides
Using Medicaid to Pay for Services in Permanent Supportive Housing: Steps for CoC Leads to Get Started Manuals & Guides
California Mental Health & Substance Use System Needs Assessment Executive Summary Reports
Federal Financing of Supported Employment & Customized Employment for People with Mental Illness: Final Report Reports
The Hidden Housing Crisis: Worst Case Housing Needs Among Adults with Disabilities Reports
Behavioral Health Needs & Gaps in New Mexico Reports
Live-in Aides & the Housing Choice Voucher Program Reports
Going It Alone: The Struggle to Expand Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities Reports
Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities for ELI Households: A Vision for the Future of the National Housing Trust Fund Reports
Olmstead at 20: Using the Vision of Olmstead to Decriminalize Mental Illness Reports
State Funded Housing Assistance Programs Reports
State Approaches to Developing the Residential Treatment Continuum for Substance Use Disorders Reports
State Strategies to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment Reports
Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Mainstream Medical Care: Four Ground-Level Experiences Reports
Exploring Value-Based Payment to Encourage Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care Reports
Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities Reports
Accessible Housing for People with Disabilities Opening Doors
Affordable Housing in Your Community: What You Need to Know! What You Need to Do! Opening Doors
Best Practice Principles for Achieving Civil Rights in Permanent Supportive Housing Opening Doors
Challenging Choices: Housing Development 101 Opening Doors
HUD's HOME Program: Can It Really Work for People with Disabilities? Opening Doors
Influencing Affordable Housing Decisions in Your Community Opening Doors
New Section 811 Supportive Housing Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress Opening Doors
Permanent Supportive Housing: A Proven Solution to Homelessness Opening Doors
Rural Housing Challenges: Meeting the Housing Needs of People with Disabilities in Rural Communities Opening Doors
Section 8: The New Housing Choice Voucher Program Opening Doors
Solutions that Work: Innovative Strategies to Meeting the Housing Needs of People with Disabilities Opening Doors
State Housing Agencies: How They Can Help People with Disabilities Opening Doors
The New Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Rehousing Program Opening Doors
The Olmstead Decision & Housing: Opportunity Knocks Opening Doors
The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program: Creating New Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities Opening Doors
Using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program to Create Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities Opening Doors
Using the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to Help Create Permanent Supportive Housing Opening Doors
What's Wrong with this Picture? An Update on the Impact of Elderly Only Housing Policies on People with Disabilities Opening Doors
Homeownership for People with Disabilities: A Movement in the Making Opening Doors
Federal Fair Housing protections for People with Disabilities Opening Doors

CA Needs Assessment Exec Summary

The primary purpose of this Mental Health and Substance Use System Needs Assessment, which was conducted by TAC on behalf of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), was to review the needs and service utilization of current Medicaid recipients and identify opportunities to ready Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, for the expansion of enrollees and the increased demand for services resulting from health reform. The full report can be found on DHCS' website. (2012)

Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities For ELI Households

The long-awaited activation of the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) program, which will primarily be targeted to rental housing for extremely low-income (ELI) households, represents an important new opportunity for states to begin shaping the future of our nation’s ELI housing policies, including a robust expansion of integrated permanent supportive housing (PSH) units for the most vulnerable ELI populations. Over the past decade, in response to the enormous and growing demand for PSH, a number of state housing agencies – including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Illinois – have successfully pioneered new ELI financing approaches to increase the supply of integrated PSH units. This report documents innovative ELI financing strategies developed by these three states which could be adapted for NHTF capital and operating subsidy funding to begin closing the enormous gap in ELI and PSH supply.

Exploring Value-Based Payment to Encourage Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care

Expanding the capacity and ability of primary care providers to assess and treat substance use disorders is critical. With support from the Melville Charitable Trust, TAC and the Center for Health Care Strategies conducted interviews with stakeholders to understand how value-based payment (VBP) levers can be used to encourage this type of integration. Drawing from the interviews, this brief examines how states and health plans are exploring VBP to promote SUD treatment in primary care, and offers considerations for implementing these models.

Going it Alone

This report developed by TAC and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force assesses and documents barriers which have constrained the disability community’s efforts to expand housing opportunities, as well as best practices in communities to expand both homeownership and rental housing options for people with disabilities. (2000)

Hidden Housing Crisis

This report outlines a study that used data about households with severe rent burdens from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) to develop more accurate estimates of ‘worst case' housing needs among households containing non-elderly adult renters with disabilities. Worst case needs, a concept intended to measure renters with acute needs for housing assistance, are unassisted renters with incomes below half of their area’s median income who pay more than half of their income for housing or live in severely substandard housing. The study found that an estimated 2.1 - 2.4 million of the 6 million households in the U.S. with worst case housing needs are non-elderly disabled households. (2008)

Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Mainstream Medical Care

This brief offers four examples of the integration of SUD treatment and mainstream medical care. Rather than search for a uniform set of requisite traits, we decided to show why and how four very different groups of providers have moved toward integrated care.

Live in Aides

One of the issues that Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) often face when assisting people with disabilities through the Housing Choice Voucher Program is that of live-in aides. This Fact Sheet provides information on live-in aides including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulatory requirements and key definitions as well as ideas for PHAs to consider in setting local standards for review and approval of live-in aides. (2003)

New Mexico BH Assessment

This report outlines a comprehensive assessment conducted by TAC of behavioral needs and gaps in New Mexico stemming from legislative and executive branch direction and funded by multiple state agencies and managed care organizations. (2002)

Olmstead at 20

Thanks to the historic Olmstead decision 20 years ago, many more people with mental illness now live in integrated, community-based settings rather than in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, or large board and care facilities. Yet for far too many people with mental illness who end up unnecessarily in jails and prisons, the promise of the ADA and Olmstead remains unfulfilled. Kevin Martone, Francine Arienti, and Sherry Lerch explore the reasons, and propose new directions in advocacy and policymaking for community integration.

Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities

The tenth edition of TAC's Priced Out report, created with our partners at the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force, once again demonstrates that non-elderly adults with disabilities who rely on Supplemental Security Income are among the groups most severely affected by the extreme shortage of affordable rental housing across our nation. Learn more, and use our interactive tool to learn about the affordable housing crisis for people with disabilities in your own community, on our Priced Out page.

State Approaches to Developing the Residential Treatment Continuum for Substance Use Disorders

Learn how state Medicaid agencies are taking action to expand the continuum of care available to Medicaid recipients with substance use disorders - and how they are meeting the challenges that come with this newly expanded coverage. With the support of Arnold Ventures, TAC conducted interviews in five states that have been early leaders in modernizing their SUD treatment systems - download the report or watch a webinar for a summary of our findings.

State Funded Housing Assistance Report

Many states have established state funded programs to address the affordable housing crisis among people with disabilities or people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. This report presents findings of a review conducted by TAC of state funded rental assistance and homelessness prevention programs across the U.S. for people with mental illness or other disabilities. The report identifies several characteristics of programs that can be useful as a resource for states considering the development or modification of existing state funded programs. Some of the challenges associated with developing and administering state funded programs are highlighted as well. Profiles of state programs are also included. (2014)

State Strategies to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment

This report is intended to support state Medicaid agencies and payers in improving access to substance use disorder treatment, with a special focus on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. With support from Arnold Ventures, TAC and partners conducted a review of state activities that have significantly increased both the number of individuals receiving MAT for opioid use disorder, and the number of providers delivering MAT services.

Supported Employment Financing

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in conjunction with the Federal Employment Workgroup on Disability, commissioned a review of the federal financing mechanisms used by state agencies to implement the evidence-based employment models known as Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and Customized Employment (CE). This report identifies strategies for improved access to federal financing of IPS and CE services for persons with mental illness through case studies of current state and local practices. Through a subcontract with Westat, TAC staff contributed to this report by detailing how Medicaid resources can be used to finance supported employment. (2011)