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NHCH press release: Preventing and Ending Homelessness Through the Affordable Care Act

In advance of the Oct. 1 start of the open enrollment process for millions of Americans who will be newly eligible for insurance benefits under the ACA, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council has issued a press release that highlights the potential of the ACA to contribute to preventing and ending homelessness.

View press release on NHCH site
 

May 2014 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for the 2014 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, May 28-30 in New Orleans is open. The call will close on September 27, 2013, at Midnight PDT. Those submitting proposals will be notified by November 22, 2013, whether or not their poster, workshop or pre-conference has been chosen by the reviewers.

Criteria and submission guidance

Health Insurance Marketplace Training: Becoming a Certified Application Counselor Organization

If you’re interested in training your staff and volunteers to assist people applying for coverage through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (including a State Partnership Marketplace), you can apply to be a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization. Applications are now available for interested organizations to complete at http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html
 

Webinar: Basic Approaches to Housing

This recorded webinar describes the components of housing advocacy, approaches to housing for people who are homeless and have disabilities, and examples from three SPNS grantees of how they approach the housing needs of their clients.  James Apt, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, led the discussion. Katie Hill, PATH - People Assisting the Homeless; Verna Gant, Family Health Centers of San Diego; and John Pauly and Carl Falconer, River Region Human Services, Inc., presented with James.

The recorded webinar can be found here:

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