Ending Chronic Homelessness:
Strategies for Action

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tommy G. Thompson, [Former] Secretary

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Report from
the Secretary’s Work Group
on Ending Chronic Homelessness

March 2003

This report is available on the Internet at:
http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/homelessness/strategies03/

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Contents

Executive Summary

Acknowledgments

Chapters:

  1. The Approach
  2. Defining Chronic Homelessness and Understanding Treatment and Support Needs
  3. How HHS Mainstream Service Programs Align With the Treatments and Services That Address Chronic Homelessness
  4. How The Plan Was Developed
  5. A Formal Statement of the HHS Comprehensive Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

Appendices:

  1. Membership of the Secretary’s Work Group on Ending Chronic Homelessness
  2. Membership of the Interagency Subcommittee of the Secretary’s Work Group
  3. Definitions of Treatments and Services for People Who Experience Chronic Homelessness
  4. Citations for Research/Evaluation Findings on Effective Treatments and Services for People Who Experience Chronic Homelessness


Acknowledgments

The Work Group recognizes the contributions of presenters at the July, 2002 Listening Session including: Virginia Harmon, Deputy Director for Quality Management, Department of Community Health, Michigan; Charles Kieffer, Coordinator, Homeless Programs, State Housing Development Authority, Michigan; Robert Hess, Deputy Managing Director for Special Needs Housing, City of Philadelphia; DiAnn Koehl, Executive Director, Midland Fair Haven, Midland Texas; Heidi Nelson, Executive Director, Chicago Health Outreach; Ralph Forquera, Executive Director, Seattle Indian Health Board; and Philip Mangano, Executive Director, Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Work Group members are grateful to the staff and clients of Unity Health Care Inc., Washington, DC. Mr. Jose Aponte generously arranged two visits for the Subcommittee and the presentations about their work with homeless persons were most informative.


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