Written by Meghan Levine, Justice Associate.
In an effort to end the costly cycle of homelessness and incarceration that many people in our communities face, NACo has established a partnership with CSH to promote supportive housing concepts. Through this partnership, NACo has recently released a guide, Supportive Housing for Justice-Involved Frequent Users of County Public Systems, designed to educate and inform county officials on supportive housing and how to begin planning for its implementation.
Supportive housing is an intervention that has been shown to have positive outcomes for frequent users of jails, shelters, hospitals and other (often county-funded) public systems and provides access to affordable housing coupled with individually tailored wrap-around services and supports. There are many benefits to be gained from initiating a supportive housing project for frequent users. Learn about the Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) model, how supportive housing concepts have been initiated in counties throughout the country and ways in which your county can get started.