A new report from the Urban Institute reviews the results of a federally-funded project to move chronically homeless disabled people directly into housing and help them with health, mental health, substance abuse, and other supportive services. The Skid Row Collaborative was one of 11 demonstration projects funded under the federal government’s Chronic Homeless Initiative in the fall 2003. According to the report, at the three-year milestone, the project had much higher housing retention than a comparison group (59 vs.14 percent) and has proved to be a successful model of housing plus services. To access the report, click here.
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