Housing First
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Evidence-based Practices and Innovations

Housing First

Services in Supportive Housing grantees, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are at the for front of service delivery. The grantees utilize evidence-based practices, which support consumers as they move out of homelessness and into homes. This page focuses on one specific evidence-based practice, including research, implementation information and guides.

The resources found on this page provide information about the evidence-based practice Housing First. This intervention operates under the principle that housing is not a privilege, but a right and also an important tool in the process of recovery. When a person moves out of homelessness and into a home, they are given a new opportunity to examine issues of substance abuse and mental illness and become empowered decide their own process of recovery.