Department of Social Services Hearing
Public Budget Hearing scheduled for
Tuesday, March 5th starting at 4:30 pm
Legislative Office Building, Room 2C
300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
In addition, a major Medicaid initiative including coverage of supportive housing services is included in the Department of Social Services budget. It will develop a Medicaid Supportive Housing benefit for high cost, high need individuals experiencing homelessness. This initiative has been promoted and supported by a number of Reaching Home Campaign partners, and we encourage support at the hearing.
Support the Development of a Medicaid Supportive Housing Benefit.
In 2016, Connecticut was one of eight states selected through a competitive process to participate in the Medicaid-Housing Partnership Innovation Accelerator Program. Through this initiative, technical assistance was provided to help states design ways to support individuals served by Medicaid in accessing and retaining stable housing and meaningfully engaging with their health goals. Under this proposal, a 1915(i) state plan home and community-based services benefit will be developed that will serve up to 850 individuals who experience homelessness and whose average Medicaid costs exceed $40,000 per year. Transition and tenancy-sustaining supports have been found to be effective at achieving housing stability as well as improved health, community integration and life satisfaction. Funding is also included in the Department of Housing to support this effort.
Here is what you can do: Submit Written Testimony or Testify in Person.
3. Please inform Sarah Fox and Danielle Hubley know if intend to testify in person by Noon, Monday, March 4th.
Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format on your organizations letterhead to
(Template above provides guidelines for format). Written testimony should be limited to matters related to comments related to the Department of Social Services budget. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.