On September 8, 2021, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the state’s Medicaid state plan amendment (SPA) to combine Medicaid health coverage with a range of housing services for adults with homelessness and chronic health issues. The program, called the Connecticut Housing Engagement and Support Services (CHESS) initiative, will pool the efforts of state agencies and non-profit provider organizations to bring coordinated health care and housing support to individuals with mental health, addiction disorder, and other serious health conditions. It will combine the Coordinated Access Network and housing . . .