Medicaid Redesign Team: Affordable Housing Work Group

In January 2011, the MRT Affordable Housing Work Group was charged with recommending changes that would reduce the dramatic growth in Medicaid spending in New York while maintaining or improving health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries. The Medicaid Redesign Team identified increasing the availability of affordable and supportive housing for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries who are homeless, precariously housed or living in institutional settings as a significant opportunity for reducing Medicaid cost growth.

The Workgroup is chaired by Elizabeth Misa, Deputy Medicaid Director. The MRT supportive housing initiative funds; innovative pilot projects, capital, rental subsidies and supportive services. State Agency partners include; Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, (OASAS), and the Department of Health's AIDS Institute. Share your thoughts with the MRT Supportive Housing Workgroup by e-mail:

MRT Supportive Housing Initiatives and Program Evaluation

Find out more about current MRT Supportive Housing Initiatives and three–year evaluation of MRT programs:

2014–15 Work Group Meetings

Monday, March 9th, 2015 10:30 AM – 3:00 Pm

  • Albany, NY – One Commerce Plaza, 13th Floor, Conference Room 1310

Meeting materials

Friday, February 21st, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • NYC – NYS Department of Health Metropolitan Area Regional Office
  • 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room A/B, Manhattan

Meeting Materials

MRT Funded Units in New York State

MRT Scattered Site Brochure

Medicaid Redesign Supportive Housing Final Allocation Plan

MRT Affordable Housing in the News …

2015 Work Group Members

Supportive Housing Videos and Brief

These videos share the experience of a number of New York neighborhoods where supportive housing has been established. Their experience shows that it is beneficial not just for those living in the supportive housing units but for those living in the surrounding neighborhood.

This brief prepared by the Furman Center at New York University describes the impact of supportive housing on the surrounding neighborhood.