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.
Despite a global pandemic and numerous other adversities, the HHI program reached significant milestones by its second year. For instance, 231 women, men and children – approximately 25% of the overall goal – have been housed and served utilizing the “housing first” approach.
Healthy Housing Reports
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.
I have found a place where I can leave my shame behind.Jason, HHI client