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Trump Executive Order Doesn’t Extend Eviction Ban, Won’t Help the Millions Struggling to Pay Rent

August 11, 2020

Despite the President’s claims, his executive order (EO) does not extend the expired federal ban on evictions or provide more funds to tenants or landlords to...

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Trump Executive Orders Likely Won’t Help the Millions Struggling to Pay Rent

August 8, 2020

President Trump’s expected executive order to extend, if not expand, the CARES Act’s federal ban on evictions, which recently expired, very likely will prove woefully inadequate to help people experiencing homelessness or the millions of renters struggling to pay rent.

  • The CARES Act’s eviction moratorium only covered renters who participate in federal housing

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1 in 5 Renter Behind on Rent During Pandemic, With Black and Latino Renters Facing Greatest Hardship

Economic Relief Package Must Include Housing Supports

July 27, 2020

COVID-19 and the economic crisis have deepened the challenges of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or struggling to pay rent. Consequently, policymakers must include comprehensive housing assistance in the next economic relief package, prioritizing aid...

In Focus: 1 in 5 Renters Behind on Rent During Pandemic, With Black and Latino Renters Facing Greatest Hardship, July 14 2020

Medicaid Must Be Part of Solution to Opioid Crisis

May 8, 2019

The President and Congress more than doubled grant funding to address the opioid epidemic between 2017 and 2018 but, while opioid- and overall drug-related death rates didn’t continue rising dramatically as they had over several prior years, 2018 preliminary...

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Congress Should Advance Senate Provision to Provide Housing to People with Substance Use Disorders

September 19, 2018

As the House and Senate negotiate a final package to help communities respond to the opioid epidemic, they should adopt a provision in the Senate package that provides new funding for housing assistance for people in recovery from a substance use disorder. The House version provides for recovery housing, but only by diverting needed funds away from low-income households that are using Housing...

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Meeting Housing Needs of Those with Substance Use Disorders Requires More Money

June 13, 2018

President Trump and Congress have committed billions in new funding to help states and communities address the opioid epidemic and, over the next few weeks, the House is expected to move several bills to help...

Housing - Rowhouses

Additional Housing Funding Needed to Better Help People with Substance Use Disorders

May 21, 2018

May 22, 2018: This post has been updated to clarify Rep. Andy Barr’s introduction of legislation that would address the post-treatment needs of people with substance use disorders by adding funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Trump Administration and...

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Washington Waiver Shows How Medicaid Can Support Work

January 11, 2018

Washington State is about to implement its Medicaid waiver from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand services that help beneficiaries with significant physical or behavioral health conditions gain access to housing and employment. That waiver is a positive step forward because it will support work by giving Medicaid beneficiaries more tools to secure...

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Failure to Raise Spending Caps Threatens Mental Health Resources

November 16, 2017

An estimated 25.5 million adults with a mental health condition didn't receive services of any kind in 2016. Yet federal funding for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG), a key program providing services to adults...


For Utah, Medicaid Expansion Is Better Choice Than Flawed, Limited Waiver

November 14, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved an amendment to Utah’s section 1115 Medicaid waiver through which the state will provide Medicaid coverage to a small, poorly defined group of adults with no income — but that’s well short...

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