This review summarizes and evaluates recent research on the effectiveness of housing interventions to result in health care cost savings. There are a number of good studies that have demonstrated that providing permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals can result in significant savings on public health care expenditures—usually more than enough to offset the cost of providing housing and services. There is less research monetizing health care savings associated with other housing programs. However, with new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid, the research provides clear support for collaboration between the housing and health communities on supportive housing programs.
The Creston Avenue Residence is the first supportive housing project to open using MRT capital funds.
The Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program was launched in 1997 with state funding to carry out lead poisoning prevention activities and connect families who have children with elevated blood levels to resources for help.
Hennepin Health is a partnership of four Hennepin County agencies: Metropolitan Health Plan, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, and the Human Services and Public Health Department of Hennepin County.
Affordable Housing’s Place in Health Care: Opportunities Created by the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Reform
The paper explains how the Medicaid program works and key changes made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and prior health care reform efforts have altered the health care sector to focus more on prevention, care coordination, and the social needs of Medicaid beneficiaries.