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Everyone deserves a fair chance to be healthy. Medical care alone is not effective when patients lack safe, healthy, and affordable homes. Housing is fundamental to people’s health. Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program could save money by implementing a more comprehensive, statewide supportive housing services plan.

The Housing as Health campaign is a statewide coalition of physical and behavioral healthcare providers, social services, housing-related entities, faith and community groups, advocates, and people enrolled in Medicaid, working together so that Medicaid in Pennsylvania covers more supportive housing services for more consumers with either a physical or behavioral health condition.

This is a joint effort began by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, and Project HOME. If you organization would like to join us and support our recommendations, please fill out the form below. If you're an individual interested in housing and health, click here.


JUST RELEASED: Study Shows Gaps in Housing Support Services;

Identifies Key Opportunities to Strengthen Medicaid

The Corporation for Supportive Housing conducted a crosswalk of Pennsylvania's Medicaid program that looked at current services and highlighted areas to strengthen the program. Conducting interviews with service providers showed that people could stay in housing and stay healthy if Medicaid made a cost-effective commitment to supportive housing services.

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