The Key to Ending Chronic Homelessness: Scattered Site Approaches

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Conference Presentation | July 10, 2007

Files: Homeless Coalition of the Culf Coast: The Community Wide Housing Program and Starship by Mona Loeser (PPT | 139 KB | 21 pages) Home Connections: A housing first program operated by St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore by Kathleen Spain (PPT | 224 KB | 21 pages)

Put together a few tenant based vouchers, a consumer oriented service team, a Housing First philosophy, and what do you have? A powerful strategy for ending homelessness for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Pioneered by the Pathways to Housing Program in New York, this Housing First strategy has been successfully replicated in dozens of cities. Workshop speakers described some of the challenges they encountered and how they implemented a successful Housing First program targeting chronically homeless individuals.