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Best Practices for Providers
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Cost of Homelessness
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Youth Drop-in Centers
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Health and Poverty
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Housing First is an evidence-based practice that looks at housing as a tool, rather than a reward, for recovery. It is an approach to ending homelessness that centers on providing permanent housing first and then providing services as needed and requested. Pioneered by Dr. Sam Tsemberis from Pathways to Housing in New York City, Housing First believes that any person experiencing homelessness is ready for housing. On this topic page you will find resources, research, and information about Housing First best practices.
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Selected Housing First Resources
Frequently Asked Questions about Housing First for Individuals and Families
Health Care and Public Service Use and Costs Before and After Provision of Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons with Severe Alcohol Problems
Housing First for Families: Research To Support the Development of a Housing First for Families Training Curriculum
Housing First: 10 Tips for Success
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