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Foundational Community Supports


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Approved in 2016, the Medicaid Transformation Program is an agreement between the state and federal government to make strategic changes within Medicaid to create healthier people and communities. The agreement includes the Foundational Community Supports initiative, granting Washington the ability to use Medicaid funds to pay for services in permanent supportive housing and supported employment. Without legislative action, the waiver allowing Washington to use these funds will expire by 2022.

The Legislature should provide expenditure authority for an additional year of the Medicaid Transformation Project and Foundation Community Supports.

Learn more about permanent supportive housing (National Alliance to End Homelessness)

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