Housing First

Housing Stability Means Housing First

People need their basic needs met before they can work on improving their lives—think of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

When someone is living in survival mode, there isn’t room to work on getting a job, budgeting, or attending to health issues. Housing First helps people meet their basic physiological and safety needs, so they can start working on everything else.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Housing First, Not Housing Only

Safe housing is the foundation for life improvement. Once people are in safe housing, they can begin to improve areas of their lives that will help them stay housed.

Housing First includes supportive services intended to help people maintain their housing stability. Case managers connect participants with the life skills, services, and benefits that will help find stability and purpose.

Wraparound Services include life skills, health care, employment, income supports/benefits, education, and child care

Our Housing First Programs

Community Housing provides case management and housing assistance for families, individuals, youth, and seniors who are homeless.

Emergency Shelter provides temporary shelter for families and individuals as they prepare to move into permanent, affordable housing.

Home At Last provides case management and housing assistance for Veterans and their families who are or at-risk of becoming homeless.

Rare Breed Youth Services provides immediate access to basic needs and rapid access to community services for homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-24.