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Housing First

Overview

Housing First is a model of housing assistance that centers on providing people experiencing homelessness with housing first and then providing voluntary services as needed and desired. Housing First programs operate under the assumption that everyone is ready for housing.

In addition to the basic idea of providing housing first, Housing First programs share a few critical elements, including:

• Rapid exit from homelessness

• Minimal barriers to program entry

• Voluntary Supportive Services

• Housing Focused Assistance

All homeless projects in the Ohio BoSCoC must adopt a Housing First approach. Adoption of Housing First practices will be documented via program policies and procedures, and any other relevant documents, that evidence the incorporation of the practices into the design and operation of the project.

Documents

Ohio BoSCoC Homeless Program Standards

Training

Permanent Supportive Housing: Compliance, Coordinated Entry, and More (training presentation)

Permanent Supportive Housing Webinar Recording 

Permanent Supportive Housing: Compliance Coordinated Entry, and More (FAQ Sheet)

Ohio BoSCoC Regional Housing First Trainings- 2016:
Ohio BoSCoC Housing First Training Presentation
Salvation Army Housing First in Rapid Re-Housing Programs Training Presentation
WSOS Housing First in Transitional Housing Programs Training Presentation
Housing First Practices Review Tool
Sample Policies and Procedures Manual Excerpt- WSOS

Ohio BoSCoC Housing First Webinar Training Series- 2015:
The Housing First Model- Part 1 Presentation
The Housing First Model- Part 1 Recorded Webinar (link to recording)
The Housing First Model- Part 2 Presentation
The Housing First Model- Part 2 Recorded Webinar (link to recording)
The Housing First Model- Part 3 Presentation
The Housing First Model- Part 3 Recorded Webinar (link to recording)
The Housing First Model- Resource Guide

Ohio BoSCoC Housing First 101 Webinar 2016:
Housing First 101 Presentation

Housing First Institute- Housing Ohio Conference 2015
Housing First Institute Presentation
Housing First Overview
Housing First Practices Review Tool
Housing First Resource List
Notes From the Housing First Institute

(Visit our Training & Technical Assistance page for additional training materials)

Additional Resources

USICH Housing First Checklist: Tool for Assessing Housing First in Practice
NAEH Organizational Change: Adopting a Housing First Approach
NAEH Housing First Resource Page