Barabara Scamordella spent about 15 years living on and off the streets of New York City and Nassau County. This past January, she got lucky: she moved into a new supportive housing development called Boston Road, after the street where it’s located in the Bronx.

Her studio apartment on the sixth floor was built by a New York State program that uses Medicaid funds to build housing for people who’ve been cycling in and out of hospitals, racking up expenses.

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