Housing Created

#245 Housing First Approach

Homelessness is a type of housing crisis, and many programs require people to be "housing ready" (e.g., sober, complying with treatment or other life change plans) to access housing assistance programs.




May 26, 2022


Sep 20, 2019


Why it matters

People who become homeless need help to get into ultimately permanent housing. Without the stability of a home, it can be hard to move forward in other areas of their lives (e.g., getting and keeping jobs, attending school).

What does "good" look like?

Employing a Housing First approach to homelessness that assumes that anyone who becomes homeless is "housing ready" and that addresses all aspects of homelessness, including ways to get people into situations where they can sustain permanent housing.

How could technology solve this?

Use data to inform continued costs of the "Housing Plus Pilot program" started in Baltimore in 2019. Determine if this is the right initiative to continue with and what tweaks are needed to continue to grow this into the right solution for Baltimore.