As the only European country to see a decline in its homelessness rate, Finland has a unique perspective in the race to end homelessness.  By prioritizing a Housing First strategy, they have been able to move past reacting to existing homelessness to focus on preventin...

Opened in early October, 2017, the 40 West Residences are already seeing great success for the new residents.

"'I’ve been trying to (get off the streets) for four years, and 40 West was the one that gave me an opportunity,' he said. 'The program that they have is so bea...

"According to the 2016 ReThink: Why Housing Matters Survey, the majority of Americans (84 percent) believe U.S. citizens deserve a safe and decent place to live, yet most (65 percent) do not support public and affordable housing communities in their own neighborhoods."...

"Many Connecticut families who have lost their children because they lack stable housing are referred to The Connection, a nonprofit human services organization. Since 1998, The Connection has offered a supportive housing program, funded by DCF, to improve family stabi...

"It starts with housing: 8.3 million renter households spent more than half their income on housing, lived in severely substandard housing, or both in 2015. And more than half of households that receive federal rental subsidies are headed by disabled people or older Am...

"While the PIT is a mere snapshot of homelessness in the Metro Denver region, the process of enumerating how many people are experiencing “literal” homelessness (sleeping on the streets, in vehicles, and in emergency shelters) provides critical information to help iden...

The Sanderson Apartments will have 60 single-bedroom apartments designed under the trauma informed care model.  This will allow residents, specifically the chronically homeless, to live in an environment that minimizes "re-traumatizing" and maximizes services such as o...

"The 60-unit affordable housing complex, '40 West Residences'... will house twenty-five homeless vets while the other thirty-five units are for people who earn low to moderate incomes.  Residents... will also be paired with services from Jefferson Center for Mental Hea...

Housing First Works white paper from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Download full paper here.

"From the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless combines supportive housing and integrated health care services in one location. The Affordable Care Act makes expansion possible. Stout Street Health Center and Renaissance Stout Street Lofts increases integrated health ca...

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