Format: Adobe PDF
Product Type: Research and Reports
Date Completed: February 2007
Author/Organization: VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center
A cornerstone effort of the increased focus on chronic homelessness was the development of the Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness (CICH), an innovative demonstration project coordinated by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and jointly funded by The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS (SAMHSA and HRSA)] and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Initiated in 2003, this jointly funded demonstration focuses on improving outcomes for chronically homeless individuals by making funding available to support 11 communities working to integrate housing and treatment services for disabled individuals who have experienced long-term and/or repeated homelessness. This report examines the service system of the CICH during the first 24 months of the program including the types of housing and service models that were available for the target population and the nature of the interaction between agencies in the CICH.