Save the Date: Webinar on Strategies to Increase Health Insurance Enrollment for People Who Are Homeless - February 24, 2015 2 PM EST


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Save the Date:
Webinar on Strategies to Increase Health Insurance Enrollment for People Who Are Homeless - February 24, 2015 2 PM EST


This webinar will present a range of opportunities and strategies designed to support organizations serving homeless populations in their efforts to enroll clients in available health insurance, including Medicaid. The webinar will provide specific steps that organizations can take to overcome barriers to enrollment and it will provide detailed information on how to facilitate access to enrollment and health care.  Key subject matter experts and leaders in this field will showcase their work.
Panelists include: Jessica Kendall, Director of the Enrollment Assister Network, FamiliesUSA; Barbara DiPietro, Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless; Katie League, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless; and Kristin Lupfer, Project Director, SAMHSA SOAR TA, Policy Research Associates.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar primarily targets agencies administering HUD-funded CoC and HOPWA housing and supportive services. It will be particularly relevant to administrators and program planners responsible for developing agency-specific protocols and those who participate in community-level systems planning and development.
This webinar is also open to the following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grantees due to their key role in collaborating with HUD’s grantees to address the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness:
  • Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White and Health Center grantees;
  • Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees;
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Targeted Homeless and HIV Programs grantees.   

Participants will learn:

  • The opportunities available under the Affordable Care Act for the participants in their programs to access health insurance.
  • The role of Enrollment Assistors and Navigators in their communities who can help participants enroll in available insurance.
  • Successful strategies to conduct outreach, engagement and enrollment on the local level.
  • The important link between Social Security Disability and Medicaid, particularly for people with disabilities.
  • The impact SOAR technical assistance can have on access to mainstream resources and how CoCs can link to existing SOAR resources.

Registration Instructions:

The webinar is limited to 1,000 participants and registration is required to join the webinar. The registration window will close 24 hours before the webinar begins.
To register, please complete and submit the Webinar Registration Form. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the webinar meeting link and call-in number.
If you are unable to participate in the webinar you can still view it at a later time. The webinar will be recorded and available for future viewing on the HUD Exchange Training and Events page.
If you have any registration questions, please contact Marie Herb at (617) 266-5657 ext. 124 or mherb@tacinc.org
This webinar is part of a series of webinars being developed through HUD's Housing and Healthcare (H²) TA initiative. Sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List to learn about future webinars.


HUD Publishes HTF FAQ Regarding How and When States Should Designate the HTF Administering Agency


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HUD Publishes HTF FAQ Regarding How and When States Should Designate the HTF Administering Agency


HUD has issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) regarding the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). HUD will announce new HTF FAQs via the HUD Exchange mailing list, and post them to the HTF resource page.

Question:

When must a State notify HUD which agency will administer its Housing Trust Funds (HTF) and how does a State designate the State agency or State-Designated Entity to administer the HTF program?
Updated: February 13, 2015

Answer:

Per 24 CFR 93.100, each State is required to notify (the Secretary of) HUD of its intent to become a grantee for HTF funding within 30 days after HUD publishes the formula allocation amounts (these amounts are expected to be published by April 2016). The notification letter must also inform HUD of the name and contact information of State department/agency or State-Designated Entity (SDE) that will administer its HTF funds. At the State level, selection of a State agency or designation of a SDE to administer its HTF funds will typically be made by the Governor or State Legislature in accordance with State law. The definition of a SDE for HTF can be found at 24 CFR 93.2. If a State designates a SDE to administer its HTF funds, a copy of the designation must be included in this transmittal.
States are encouraged to designate the State department/agency or SDE that will administer its HTF funds early in order to facilitate receipt of guidance and training from HUD timely. Therefore, States may submit the above referenced notification letter any time prior to the deadline.