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SHB 1866 establishes the Apple Health and Homes Program to provide a supportive housing benefit in 12-month periods for people enrolled in eligible medical assistance programs, with an income at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level, or assessed as likely eligible for medical assistance but not enrolled dure to the severity of their behavioral health symptoms. Qualified individuals must be assessed as having a behavioral health/substance use disorder, needing assistance with daily living activities, and/or having homelessness and housing insecurity risk factors. The bill also creates the Office of Health and Homes to lead program efforts by acquiring/creating supportive housing units, receiving and reevaluating housing benefit authorizations, consulting with an advisory committee, etc. The bill establishes the Health and Homes Account to be sued for permanent supportive housing programs administered by the Office.