New York City’s Project Renewal: Housing First for People with Addictions

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Audio | October 23, 2007

This edition of the Leadership to End Homelessness Audio Conference featured a housing first program that provides housing and support for chronically homeless individuals with substance use disorders. New York City's Project Renewal was awarded one of eleven Chronic Homelessness Initiative grants by the Departments of HUD, HHS, and VA in 2003. The grant helped create In Homes Now, a program that identifies chronically homeless individuals whose primary disabling condition is a substance use disorder, places them in scattered site apartments, and provides comprehensive services. Diane Esper, Director of In Homes Now, will describe the program and how they overcame some of the unique challenges to serving this population.