NCSHA's Annual Conference and Showplace, this October 20-23, will feature special needs housing sessions covering topics including using Medicaid and Medicare for supportive housing, housing for the senior and youth populations, fair housing, and the future of supportive services. The conference will also include an HFA-only special needs housing roundtable.
Early registration rates are still available. While at the conference, be sure to check out these timely special needs housing-focused sessions:
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Using Medicaid and Medicare for Supportive Housing
Explore accessing Medicaid and Medicare funding for supportive housing. Get a refresher on the ins and outs of using these programs and determining which costs are reimbursable. Discuss waiver possibilities, including the Home and Community Based Services waiver and the Money Follows the Person program.
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dream Builder Session: Special Needs Housing
Learn about innovative state HFA programs and initiatives designed to meet the housing needs of special needs populations.
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
The Future of Supportive Services
Learn what impacts the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could have on the provision of services in supportive housing. Consider how to balance providing place-based and person-based services. Discuss the current status of and future outlook for providing supportive services.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Meeting the Fair Housing Mandate
Understand the requirements of fair housing law and their implications for affordable housing development. Bring your questions to this interactive session as legal and policy experts discuss what you need to know about preferences for special needs populations and federal rules on affirmatively furthering fair housing and disparate impact.
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Increasing Need for Housing for Seniors
Examine the supply and demand trends of housing for seniors. Discuss financing and partnership options to assist you in meeting this growing need. Exchange ideas on how to support aging-in-place.
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Housing Our Youth
How does HUD’s new definition of homelessness affect your ability to address the housing needs of youth and young adults? Explore ways to assist homeless youth and youth in transition, including the nearly 30,000 who age out of the foster care system every year. Examine federal, state, and local initiatives and how they can work together.