Feb 21, 2023

Individuals experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity now have new resources and coverage options available through Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, MassHealth.

Generally, due to federal statute, most state Medicaid agencies are limited on what housing and nutritional services they can provide directly as a Medicaid benefit. However, state Medicaid agencies like MassHealth can use various strategies, such as Section 1115 waivers, to provide them with some flexibility in providing housing assistance. The new resources include new programs like the Mitigating the Cost of Housing Program, expansions of existing programs like the Flexible Services Program and the Community Support Program, and new continuous coverage options for individuals experiencing homelessness.

For more information about these initiatives, please see our Program Summary here.

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