Rhonda Hauff is the CEO of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. She said the organization is focused on helping homeless people during our 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Staff are utilizing opportunities available through the Apple Health and Homes Act, attempting to purchase a motel to increase housing units available for homeless individuals, and supporting homeless people through the Foundational Community Supports program, she said.
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“We’ve had almost 300 patients involved in Foundational Community Supports, both [through] supportive housing and supportive employment,” Hauff said. “We’ve been able to improve the health of many of the patients we are engaging in supportive housing.”