Housing First Versus Transitional Housing: Neither Alone is the Answer
Kerry Morrison full-heartedly agrees that transitional shelters are an essential part of the equation of successfully solving this homeless crisis along with the housing-first approach. Morrison is the executive director of Hollywood Property Owners Alliance as well as a commissioner at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LASHA).
No Place Like Home Initiative Puts Housing First for Homeless Californians
In February, California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) introduced the “No Place Like Home Initiative” to the Senate Budget Committee. The package includes initiatives aimed at assisting different homeless populations, from the chronically homeless to families in need of temporary assistance in getting back on their feet, as cities around the state face growing numbers of homeless residents.
Housing First Approach May Best Serve Mentally Ill Homeless Population
In December, a new study from the University of Chicago that found that, in New York County, no matter the amount of counseling treatment given to homeless mothers transitioning into affordable housing, mental illness and distress only receded after significant time in permanent housing.