Better Health Together (BHT) has been awarded a Department of Commerce Contract for a “Better Health through Housing” (BHH) pilot program. The grant is $700,000 awarded for a 20 month contract. We worked with many partners including Providence, MultiCare, SNAP, Spokane Housing Authority, Molina, Community Health Plan of Washington, and Amerigroup to submit the winning proposal.
Housing and having a place to sleep plays a vital role in a person’s healthcare. Spokane has made strides towards addressing homelessness, but key challenges remain, especially for individuals who experience chronic homelessness. Our community’s current stock of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is not enough to meet high demand.
BHT proposes the BHH program will enroll 50 individuals during the pilot period and lay the groundwork for a sustainably funded solution to benefit chronically homeless individuals with multiple, complex health conditions for years to come.