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Housing Roap Map Acronyms

202: Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
811: Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program
AMI: Area median income
ASO: Administrative Service Organization
BH: Behavioral health
BHO: Behavioral health organization
CDBG: Community Development Block Grant program
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDFI: Community development financial institutions
CMH: Community mental health center
CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CoC: Continuum of Care
EBP: Evidence-based practice
ED: Emergency department
FQHC: Federally qualified health center
GDP: Gross domestic product
HCBS: Home and Community-Based Services
HFA: Housing finance agency
HHS: The United States Department of Health and Human Services
HOME: HOME Investment Partnerships Program
HMIS: Homeless Management Information System
HOPWA: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration
HUD: The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
IT: Information technology
LCSW: Licensed clinical social worker
MCO: Managed care organization
MH: Mental health
NGA: National Governors Association
PHA: Public housing authority
PSH: Permanent supportive housing
QAP: Qualified Allocation Plan
ROI: Return on investment
RFP: Request for proposals
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SHP: Supportive Housing Program
SIB: Social Impact Bond
SIM: State Innovation Models Initiative
SPA: State plan amendment
SSDI: Social Security Disability Insurance program
SSI: Supplemental Security Income
SUD: Substance use disorder
USDA: The United States Department of Agriculture
USICH: The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness