Homelessness can take many forms, with people living on the streets, in encampments or shelters, or with family and friends. While the federal government reports 1.5 million people a year experience homelessness, other estimates find up to twice this number of people are without housing. The connection between housing and homelessness and health and homelessness is well understood.
As providers continue to advance mission- and value-based care strategies, housing can be a high-impact component of those strategies. The MHA Health Foundation webinar Housing as Healthcare: Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Real Estate will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 22. The webinar will review the initial business and legal considerations to making financial investments in housing capital costs to address the lack of housing and homelessness; financing sources that are available, and examples of successful healthcare-supported affordable housing strategies and steps to implement them.
MHA-member hospitals can register for an unlimited number of connections per hospital/entity for $200. This pricing does not include systemwide hospitals. For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.