Housing First – Carpenter’s Church


Housing First Initiative – Carpenter’s Church
Lubbock, TX

Housing First is a form of permanent supportive housing that operates under the philosophy that safe, affordable housing is a basic human need and a prerequisite for effective treatment of complex issues like mental illness, substance abuse, and other obstacles common among those experiencing chronic homelessness. With stable housing in place, first, chronically homeless individuals and families have a greater ability to focus their energy on overcoming the obstacles that have often prevented them from gaining and maintaining permanent housing. Housing First is currently endorsed by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) as a “best practice” for governments and service-agencies to use in their fight to end chronic homelessness in America.

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