Core Principles

Housing Principles

  • Considered "permanent;"
  • Integrated into the community;
  • Tenant is offered choices;
  • Heavily subsidized;
  • Targets chronically homeless adults; and
  • Tenants are likely to have substance use disorders (SUDs), chronic health conditions or behavioral health (BH) needs.

Services Principles

  • Voluntary participation (Housing First approach);
  • Comprehensive: Includes medical and BH, tenancy support and social services;
  • Community-based or provided on site;
  • Tailored to each tenant's needs so that he or she can live independently in the community;
  • Care teams consist of case workers, housing specialists, clinicians; and
  • May be provided through a partnership with a federally qualified health center (FQHC) or other community-based provider.