Why Everybody is Obsessed with Housing First: A Primer – thanks to Housing 1000

‎”Housing First programs help end homelessness by recognizing that the primary problem of homeless people isn’t a moral failing, bad habits or weakness—it’s lack of housing!” http://bit.ly/xl6lR1 – repost from Housing 1000 (thanks)

We have been trying to engage the community of Savannah on why Housing First works, what’s the premise & why aren’t we doing it yet issues!

We hope this serves as a reference for our community!

Start the discussion here too & let’s get it rolling!

Questions are welcome about our options to get it going here – there’s not a concrete way to do it – with guidance from & partnership with a national campaign like 100,00 Homes Campaign we can do it too! Others have, like Silicon Valley here with Housing 1000 on to LA with their Home for Good & even our neighbors, Jacksonville with the 100 Homes Jacksonville organization!

We have a lot of decisions to make so let’s get started!

Housing 1000 Official Blog

What’s the big deal with Housing First?

The traditional approach to homelessness has been almost to treat it like a disease—treat the patient first, in an environment reserved for other afflicted people, and then house them after they’re “cured.” Some programs even require homeless individuals to go through unnecessary “education,” such as sobriety courses for people who don’t abuse alcohol, in order to make them “ready” for housing.

Housing First is an evidence-based model that prioritizes the importance of stable housing. Even among the chronically homeless Housing First is effective at helping people overcome addiction, manage their disabilities and rebuild their lives. Ironically enough, it turns out its way easier to become “housing ready” when you’re already housed—nothing beats having a place to put your important documents, a place to relax and be safe, a warm place to sleep at night. Housing First is a big deal

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