Housing First Policy
A Housing First policy recognizes housing as the necessary first intervention for individuals experiencing homelessness - before any other assistance - because housing provides an individual the stability needed to receive additional services and to find work.
Supportive housing costs per individual experiencing homelessness average $12,800, but these are usually more than offset by the reduced costs to public services like emergency care.
Education, advocacy, and implementation of the policy could take 1-2 years; implementation is on-going.
Collaboration / Partnerships, Education, Government, Homelessness, Housing Supply
Policy / Regulation
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