Tackling Chronic Homelessness…

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See what we have to say about the housing first model in this original Now What. Treating the symptoms instead of the causes isn’t getting us anywhere, so now what? The housing first model is a step forward.

“What housing first has really shown is that given the opportunity, the vast, vast majority of folks retain housing. They stay housed.”

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