Health, Housing and Homelessness: HHI Year Four Report

May 13, 2024

The CCUSA Healthy Housing Initiative (HHI) pilot program combines healthcare and housing services in five cities to help the chronically homeless get off and remain off the streets. 


The five-year Healthy Housing Initiative has been piloted in five cities – Detroit, Las Vegas, Portland (Oregon), St. Louis and Spokane – where Catholic Charities staff are developing housing units, cultivating partnerships with Catholic healthcare systems, training case managers and engaging clients.

After four years, the HHI has housed more than 564 formerly chronically homeless individuals while each of the five participating agencies has creatively navigated complex local dynamics and politics to create housing for one of America’s most vulnerable populations.

An older man wearing a cap and a hooded jacket smiles at the camera. He has longish gray hair and a gray beard.

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The Healthy Housing Initiative is a five-year pilot program that links persons experiencing chronic homelessness with housing and healthcare services to help them remain off the streets. 

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