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Publications

  • The Role State Mental Health Authorities Can Play in Delivery of Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health Care for People with Serious Mental Illness, including those with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders

    | Publication | November 2018

    Authored by TAC Senior Consultant Sherry Lerch, this working paper is part of a 2017 series compiled by the Technical Assistance Coalition of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, all addressing the question: "What Is the Inpatient Bed Need if You Have a Best Practice Continuum…

  • The Role of Permanent Supportive Housing in Determining Psychiatric Inpatient Bed Capacity

    Issue Brief | Publication | November 2018

    Authored by TAC Executive Director Kevin Martone and Senior Consultant Sherry Lerch, this is second in the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors' 2017 series of ten briefs addressing the question: "What Is the Inpatient Bed Need if you Have a Best Practice Continuum of Care?" The…

  • Using Medicaid to Pay for Services in Permanent Supportive Housing: Steps for CoC Leads to Get Started

    Manual | Publication | August 2016

    Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an effective intervention for ending chronic homelessness. An essential part of the PSH model is a package of health care and supportive services that helps people with disabilities get and stay housed. Those services, however, cost money - money that can be difficult to…

  • Using Medicaid in Supportive Housing

    Issue Brief | Publication | April 2016

    There is growing recognition that stable, affordable housing plays a critical role in supporting individuals' recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. Behavioral health care leaders in several states are finding that Medicaid can be a cost-effective resource to finance and deliver some of the flexible services and…

  • Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities for ELI Households: A Vision for the Future of the National Housing Trust Fund

    Report | Publication | April 2015

    The  National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) program, which is primarily targeted to rental housing for extremely low-income (ELI) households, represents an important opportunity for states to shape the future of our nation’s ELI housing policies, including a robust expansion of integrated permanent supportive housing (PSH) units for the most…

  • Housing Choice Vouchers Targeted to Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities – Another Tool to Help End Homelessness

    Publication | December 2014

    Over the past decades, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded almost 55,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers specifically targeted to non-elderly people with disabilities to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the nation. Given the high number of people who experience homelessness with disabilities, these…