HUD/HHS/VA Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness: Preliminary Client Outcomes Report. CICH client and comparison group differences


Comparisons of overall group differences and of rates of change between CICH and comparison clients at the five involved sites provide evidence that CICH increased access to housing, primary providers of both physical health and mental health, community-based case management, and a more integrated "package" of housing and supported services as well as a large number of total service providers than were available to other chronically homeless individuals in these communities.

Perhaps as a result of providing a fuller bundle of services, CICH clients showed substantially greater improvement in the number of days housed, throughout the 12-month follow-up period, without incurring significantly higher treatment costs and without any deleterious clinical outcomes found between the groups. There were no differences in other outcome measures.

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