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New Alliance Housing Fund seeks to expand housing options for Medi-Cal members

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Scotts Valley, Calif., June 18, 2024 — Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) has launched the Alliance Housing Fund to provide capital funds to build, purchase, renovate and furnish permanent housing units, recuperative care facilities and short-term post-hospitalization housing units across the Alliance’s service area. The Alliance is the Medi-Cal managed care health plan for Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. This initiative aims to address the critical issue of homelessness and housing insecurity among Medi-Cal members, which significantly impacts an individual’s health and well-being.

“We recognize that access to safe, stable housing is a fundamental component of health and wellness,” said Alliance CEO Michael Schrader. “By establishing the Alliance Housing Fund, we aim to expand both temporary and permanent housing opportunities for Medi-Cal members across the Alliance’s service area, directly addressing one of the most crucial social drivers of health.”

The Alliance is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for projects planned in Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. It is important to note that funded projects are required to allocate a minimum of 80% of developed units to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. To be considered, projects should align with local homelessness plans and county Continuum of Care priorities. For more information on this exciting funding opportunity and the application process, please visit the Alliance Housing Fund webpage.

About Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance)

The Alliance is an award-winning regional non-profit health plan, established in 1996, with over 28 years of successful operation. Using the State’s County Organized Health System (COHS) model, we currently serve 456,017 members in Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We work in partnership with our contracted providers to promote prevention, early detection and effective treatment, and improve access to quality health care for those we serve. This results in the delivery of innovative community-based health care services, better medical outcomes and cost savings. The Alliance is governed with local representation from each county on our Board of Commissioners. For more information, visit www.thealliance.heath.

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Linda Gorman is the Communications Director at Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance). She oversees the Alliance’s strategic communications plan across all channels and audiences, identifying opportunities to raise awareness about the Alliance and key health topics. Linda has been with the Alliance since 2019 and has over 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the not-for-profit, insurance, and health care sectors. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communications and Leadership.