Homelessness does not have a simple solution and is one of the most complex issues facing cities across the country. In Central Florida, we are responding with compassion, focusing on a region-wide Housing First initiative to provide permanent, supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals.
- Housing First breaks the cycle of homelessness by providing the most vulnerable homeless individuals with housing and an array of tailored supportive services including mental health and substance abuse support.
- Through partnerships with government agencies, service providers, the faith-based community, and businesses, more than 400 individuals have been housed in recent years.
- Ninety-six percent of the individuals housed through the housing first initiative have successfully remained housed.