Tuesday, October 1, 2019

New CPSTF Recommendation on Housing First

CPSTF Recommends Permanent Supportive Housing with Housing First Programs to Promote Health Equity

Homelessness is associated with multiple health problems, increased mortality, and increased use of health care and other services. Additionally, half of the people experiencing homelessness have a disabling condition. As such, the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends Permanent Supportive Housing with Housing First programs (Housing First) to promote health equity for people who are experiencing homelessness and have a disability, including those with HIV infection.

Housing First programs provide regular, subsidized, time-unlimited housing to individuals and families in which the head of household has a disabling condition, which may include mental health or substance use disorders, a work-related disability, difficulties in independent living, and HIV infection. They also offer clients a range of services to support housing stability.

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