CHESS: CT Housing and Healthcare Initiative for Homeless Community

September 10, 2021

Connecticut has received federal approval to provide healthcare to the homeless and the opportunity to significantly bolster our efforts to uplift homeless individuals.

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Connecticut’s housing programs will partner with state agencies and local nonprofits to provide Medicaid and HUSKY Health coverage. The program will be known as CHESS – the Connecticut Housing Engagement and Support Services Initiative.

A coordinated housing and health assistance effort will guarantee that individuals have access to basic human rights like housing, meals, and healthcare. This health coverage will also ensure that everyone has access to the mental health and substance abuse support they may need.

In addition, CHESS will create lasting change for the homeless community in our state as housing instability and serious health concerns often go hand in hand. CHESS will help promote community engagement and improve the overall quality of life.

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