Priced Out in the United States.

The Priced Out report, co-authored by the  Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force, documents the nationwide housing affordability crisis experienced by people with disabilities. In 2016, millions of adults with disabilities living solely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) found that renting even a modest unit in their community would require nearly all of their monthly income. In hundreds of higher-cost housing markets, the average rent for such basic units is actually much greater than the entirety of an SSI monthly payment. There are proven solutions to the crisis – read our policy recommendations to learn more.

Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities is free and available for downloading. On the same page, you’ll find an interactive tool that allows you to see how the crisis looks in your own state’s housing markets, plus other helpful resources.
Priced Out – Fact Sheet

Communities in Crisis: Local Responses to Behavioral Health Challenges.

As the opioid and mental health crises continue to gain national attention, local leaders are stepping up to implement programs to address the prevalence and impact of untreated serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUD). In a new report supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Manatt Health explores how cities and counties have launched local initiatives to address the human and economic impact of untreated SMI and SUD.

The new report provides detailed profiles of 13 local programs, as well as a comprehensive taxonomy to categorize program elements and features. It describes efforts that train law enforcement officials and other first responders in de-escalation tactics, deliver therapeutic treatment in jails, and create criminal justice diversion programs that direct individuals away from incarceration and toward treatment, housing and therapeutic and social support services.

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Update to State Health Information Guidance.

The California Office of Health Information Integrity has posted a revised version of the State Health Information Guidance, known as the SHIG.

The SHIG was revised in January 2018. While the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) received positive responses following its publication, we also received constructive feedback and observations from our readers regarding opportunities to improve the clarity and accuracy of the guidance.

As a result, CalOHII updated the SHIG to address this feedback and incorporate recent legislative changes. In addition, we undertook a thorough state legal review and analysis. Our goal was to improve the clarity and ease of use for the SHIG reader.

The previous version of the SHIG should be discarded and replaced in full with this updated version.Note that this updated SHIG includes a date reference in the footer of all pages ensuring readers/users are referencing the most current version. We strongly encourage all users of the SHIG to read this version in its entirety and, as always, to consult with your legal counsel if you have questions.

View the Revised SHIG

If you have any questions, please email us at SHIGInformation@ohi.ca.gov.