HUD/HHS/VA Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness: Preliminary Client Outcomes Report. Description of CICH sites


Table 1.
Description of CICH sites
Site Description
Broward County Florida ~ HHOPE Program The HHOPE program, a collaboration of the Broward County Human Services Department, Homeless Initiative Partnership Administration, provides scattered site housing and supportive services to severely and persistently mentally ill and chronically homeless individuals through Shelter Plus Care. The project is implementing a Housing First approach and using a modified ACT team.  Their goal is to serve 80 individuals over the life of the project.
Chattanooga, Tennessee ~ The Collaborative Initiative Chattanooga’s Collaborative Initiative, coordinated by the Fortwood Center, serves chronically homeless individuals in scattered site housing.  The Initiative is implementing the Housing First approach and an ACT team to provide wrap-around services for clients in housing.  The goal of the Initiative is to serve 50 individuals over three years, in housing subsidized through Shelter Plus Care.
Chicago, Illinois ~ ACT Resources for Chronically Homeless (ARCH) Led by the Chicago Department of Human Services, ARCH targets chronically homeless individuals with mental health, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring disorders.  They are using Shelter Plus Care vouchers to secure 59 tenant-based permanent housing units. The units are both scattered site and clustered.  ARCH uses a Housing First approach and an ACT team. Their goal is to bring about significant expansion of permanent supportive housing, coordination and maximization of mainstream resources and to expand of evidence-based service strategies
Columbus, Ohio ~ Rebuilding Lives PACT Team Initiative (RLPTI) RLPTI is led by Southeast, which contracts project management to the Community Shelter Board.  The project serves chronically homeless individuals with severe mental disabilities or co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness.  For this initiative, they have five clustered site housing units through a Supportive Housing Program grant and use a Housing First approach. They use a PACT model and have incorporated several evidence-based practices.  One of RLPTI’s main goals is to increase the behavioral healthcare system in Franklin County, particularly by increasing Southeast’s capacity and treatment slots. In addition, they plan to increase income supports and entitlements for the chronically homeless. The goal of the RLPTI is to house and serve 108 individuals.
Contra Costa, California ~ Project Coming Home (PCH) Led by the Contra Costa Office of Homeless Programs, PCH serves chronically homeless individuals using a Health, Housing, and Integrated Services Network (HHISN).  Through Shelter Plus Care, PCH uses a housing first, scattered site model facilitated through partnerships with the housing authority and Shelter Inc.  The goals of PCH include: increasing the effectiveness of integrated systems of care by providing comprehensive services and treatment, linked to housing; increasing the use of mainstream resources; and supporting the development of infrastructures that sustain housing, services treatment, and inter-organizational partnerships beyond the federal initiative.  Over a five-year period, they expect to contact 5,250 chronically homeless individuals and house 155 individuals.
Denver, Colorado ~ Denver Housing First Collaborative (DHFC) DHFC, a Shelter Plus Care grant, is a collaboration of agencies led by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.  It seeks to provide coordinated housing and treatment to chronically homeless individuals with disabilities, substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and/or chronic physical illness.  DHFC uses a Housing First approach and an ACT team. Housing is both scattered site and clustered.  DHFC aims to serve 100 clients in year one.
Los Angeles, California ~ Skid Row Collaborative The Collaborative, which has a Shelter Plus Care grant, is coordinated by the Skid Row Housing Trust, and seeks to serve chronically homeless and disabled persons.  It uses the Health, Housing, and Integrated Services Network (HHISN) model.  To reach their goal of assisting clients into permanent housing, the Collaborative is expanding mental health and co-occurring treatment services by adding a team of case manager specialists in mental health and substance abuse and peer advocates to provide outreach, engagement, support and recovery services/ treatment, and case management.  They have a goal of housing and serving 62 individuals. The project has already had contact with 140 homeless individuals in its first year.
New York, New York ~ In Homes Now (IN)/Project Renewal IN, a Supportive Housing grant, is coordinated by Project Renewal serves chronically homeless individuals who are active substance abusers in New York City.  IN uses a Housing First approach and an Intensive Integrated Service Team to supplement existing programs (Continuum of Care and Pathways to Housing) for which active substance users are not eligible.  The project’s goal is to house and provide comprehensive services for 40 individuals from the target population in scattered-site SRO apartments located in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ~ Home First With the City of Philadelphia as the lead agency, Home First serves homeless individuals with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders and with the highest number of documented days in the city’s emergency shelter and residential behavioral health system. They use a Housing First approach and an ACT team.  The project intends to serve approximately 85 chronically homeless individuals over the life of the Supportive Housing Program project. 
Portland, Oregon ~ The Community Engagement Program (CEP III)/Central City Concern CEP III, which has a Shelter Plus Care grant, is coordinated by Central City Concern.  The project focuses on the “hardest to serve” of Portland’s chronically homeless population – those with a significant disability (i.e., physical health, mental health, and/or substance abuse issues) and/or co-occurring disorders. Based on ACT and the Housing First approach, clients are housed in scattered site, clustered, or Shelter Plus Care units.  The project’s main goal is to demonstrate an effective model in reducing chronic homelessness for people with co-occurring disorders. CEP III seeks to serve 100 clients in the first year and 150 over the life of the project.
San Francisco, California ~ Direct Access to Housing (DAH) The San Francisco Department of Public Health is the lead agency for the Direct Access to Housing initiative, which has a Supportive Housing Program grant.  They are creating 70 units of permanent supportive housing through an expansion of their DAH program at the Empress Hotel.  DAH serves chronically homeless individuals with disabilities, using a supportive housing model.

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