(Washington, D.C.) November 17, 2023 — Sunia Zaterman, executive director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, released the following statement upon the Biden-Harris administration’s announcement yesterday of the U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health and the CHIP Health-Related Social Needs Framework::
In a recent CLPHA member survey, 84 percent said access to behavioral and mental health services, including substance use treatment, is one of the biggest health challenges for their residents. PHA residents are dealing with everything from acute mental health crises to the stress and anxiety of living in poverty, but forward-thinking PHAs are collaborating with health partners to help address these behavioral health challenges.
From the Partnership to Align Social Care:
December 5 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Join CLPHA's Housing Is Initiative and the National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) for a webinar on how improving health care access for people with disabilities!
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PHAs Encouraged to Reach Out to State Medicaid Agencies to Explore Application Options
From the Framework for an Equitable Homelessness Response:
From Opportunity Home San Antonio's press release:
Opportunity Home San Antonio hosted a grand reopening today of Victoria Plaza Apartments, a 185-unit public housing community serving senior and disabled residents located south of Hemisfair.
From The Columbian:
While residents experiencing homelessness and housing leaders recognize the issues preventing the unhoused from accessing health care, some have taken matters into their own hands and made care more accessible.