Delivering for Families and Children: Community-Wide Housing First

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Conference Presentation | July 9, 2007

Files: Instituting a Community Wide Housing First Approach in Norfolk by Katie Kitchin (PPT | 1.3 MB | 15 pages) Chicago's Community-Wide Housing First Approach by Betsy Benito (PPT | 114 KB | 12 pages)

A handful of communities are adopting community-wide Housing First approaches. In these communities, all families seeking shelter are assessed for Housing First services. The adoption of a community-wide Housing First strategy allows for system-wide reductions in shelter demand and targeting transitional and permanent supportive housing resources more efficiently. This workshop featured jurisdictions that have pioneered community-wide Housing First programs.