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Housing First

Aug 28, 2019

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A new pilot program uses Medicaid funds to afford housing for the homeless. In Baltimore, 155 formerly homeless people are now living in apartments and rowhouses.

Lawanda Williams, of Health Care for the Homeless, tells about building lasting relationships with clients. And Christopher Thomaskutty, of Mercy Health Systems, describes the potential of this approach to reduce emergency room costs.

Then Jennifer Randolph, who was homeless for two years and suffered a stroke, now lives in a one-bedroom apartment. She details how support is tailored to her needs.