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1 Health, Housing & Older Adults State and Federal Policy and Opportunities Meghan D. Masera, Esq. Director of Policy, Housing and HCBS

2 What’s New in Housing Plus Services Policy SJR 11: Housing With Services Resolution Duals Demonstration: Cal MediConnect Section 202 Rental Assistance Demonstration

3 SJR 11 - Housing with Services Resolution Calls on Congress to support housing with services models Supports collaboration between HUD and CMS Encourages reduction of silos and sharing of cost savings

4 Will integrate delivery of medical, behavioral, and long-term care services Three-Year Demonstration in eight counties Managed Medi-Cal Long Term Supports and Services Coordinated Care Initiative: Cal MediConnect

5 Section 202 Rental Assistance Demonstration Rental assistance only Funding layered on existing buildings Approximately $40 million available Operated in accordance with and determined by state healthcare priorities

6 Policy Opportunities SB 391: Permanent funding source for affordable housing AB 1929: Further development of permanent supportive housing for homeless with mental illness by authorizing counties to deposit Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds with CalHFA. California Policy Opportunities

7 Federal Policy Opportunities S and H.R. 4122: Renew and improve the Older Americans Act

8 Amend DSS licensing provisions to allow for an expansion of unlicensed independent long-term care. Support provisions of the ACA to expand Medicaid coverage of home- and community- based services. Support increased funding to Social Services Block Grants Policy Ideas

9 Expand the 202 Demonstration Program Reinstate 202 funding for the development of new affordable housing units Renew and expand service coordinator grants Comprehensive interagency policy strategy from HUD and DHHS Utilize realized health care cost savings from housing plus services models for funding of new affordable housing Policy Ideas

10 Continue to build and improve partnerships between housing providers and healthcare providers in your community. In the meantime…

11 Contact Meghan Masera (916)


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