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Affordable Housing , Community Development , Homelessness , Supportive Housing

Pushing the Envelope: Creative Financing to End Homelessness

25 May 2016
Partnership for Strong Communities

Homelessness is expensive. Advancing creative ways to invest in solutions to end homelessness in our state will reduce public costs as well as make life better for many people who are currently living without a stable place to call home. Innovative financing will be critical to this effort.

At this IForum, we’ll explore some of the creative ways that Connecticut is currently using available resources to accomplish the goal of ending homelessness, including a deep dive into ways the state can use Medicaid to help provide housing related services and tenancy support for those experiencing homelessness.

Presenting Sponsor: United Health Foundation
The Foundation will announce a major grant for the Reaching Home Campaign’s Hospital Initiative, providing key funding to expand Community Care Teams (CCTs) across the state. The Initiative works with CCTs to integrate health care and housing services for people experiencing homelessness, helping vulnerable people to recover and stay healthy in a safe and supportive home in Connecticut.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Kevin Martone, Executive Director, Technical Assistance Collaborative 
    • Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) provides expert technical assistance and consultation for federal, state, and local government agencies, providers and other stakeholders on housing and human services systems policy and program development, design, financing, implementation, evaluation, and quality improvement. 
    • Kevin will discuss the intersections of Medicaid and homelessness, how other states are using Medicaid as a financing vehicle to support ending homelessness and improving health care, and what providers need to know as Connecticut considers these opportunities.


  • Presentations by Department of Housing, Corporation for Supportive Housing & Department of Social Services
  • Conversation with members of CT’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program Team:
    • Moderator, Tekisha Everette, Health Equity Solutions
    • Steve DiLella, Department of Housing
    • Judy Dowd, Office of Policy and Management
    • Kate McEvoy, Department of Social Services
    • Alice Minervino, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    • Alicia Woodsby, Partnership for Strong Communities

Event Details
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT
8:30am – 9:00am: Breakfast & Conversation
9:00am – 11:30am: Program

Register early to ensure a seat as we expect strong attendance.

Click here for more information.

Events are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome! A donation of any amount at registration or at the door will help to defray the costs of offering these public events.

Due to the popularity of these events, parking will be limited. Please consider carpooling or utilizing the public transportation system. CT Transit Buses 61, 63 and 69 all have stops close to the Lyceum. Also, CTfastrak's Sigourney Street Station is about a 15-minute walk to the Lyceum.

Click here for more information about the 2016 IForum Series.