A community dedicated to connecting state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations (MCOs), and community-based Medicaid agencies with housing partners and residents to improve life outcomes.
On March 2, 2017 the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by a 58 to 41 vote. Dr. Carson’s confirmation followed a relatively non-controversial nomination hearing in January and a straight-forward procedural vote in late February that advanced his nomination to the Senate floor.
This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in building upon HUD’s Healthy Homes Program, as well as the idea of a holistically healthy home in general. The Healthy Homes Program addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by assessing and abating housing-related health and safety hazards. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that housing, health, and environmental systems are interconnected, and it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.