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Ending Homelessness is Possible

CCEH’s Strategy for Ending Homelessness in Concord

In June 2019, CCEH formalized its “Strategy for Ending Homelessness in Concord.” In December of 2019, the strategy was endorsed by the Steering Committee for Concord’s Plan to End Homelessness. The creation of the strategy was soon followed by the convening of CCEH’s Task Force for New Affordable & Supportive Housing and the development of CCEH’s Paths Toward Housing Solutions.

CCEH ACTING AS A CATALYST

Paths Towards Housing Solutions

Our new initiative, “Paths Towards Housing Solutions’ has CCEH serving as the catalyst to bring the right partners together to provide housing solutions for the approximately 100-150 long-term homeless individuals in the greater Concord community. For each of these housing solutions, CCEH is committed to providing ongoing case management services to help people stay stably housed.

PROVIDING HOUSING AND CASE WORKER SUPPORT CAN COST LESS THAN HAVING A PERSON REMAIN ON THE STREETS

Housing First Concord

Our Housing First Concord program supports 22 individuals who have exited homelessness with ongoing case management services.

Housing First Concord

Housing First Concord is the permanent supportive housing program of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness for individuals who have struggled with “chronic” homelessness. This means that the individual has been homeless for over a year, and also has some kind of disability (physical, developmental, mental health, substance use disorder, or a combination).

We provide a rental subsidy so that the participant can afford an apartment in the community. We also provide intensive, ongoing caseworker support to the participant to help with the transition to being stably housed, and to address other participant-driven goals as they are ready.

What Does “Housing First” Mean?

“Housing First” is a nationwide model for ending homelessness that is centered on the belief that everyone can achieve stability in permanent housing directly from homelessness, and that stable housing is the foundation for achieving other health or social services goals.

People who are chronically homeless often make extensive use of public services, such as shelters, hospitals, emergency rooms, jails and prisons, all at great cost to the community. Permanent supportive housing leads to decreased use of all these public services, which saves money for the community. At the same time, it increases the health and well-being of those served. Housing First works for the individuals and their communities.

Providing housing and caseworker support can cost LESS than having a person remain on the streets!

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Arches of Support

In 2021, the below Arches of Support provided $130,000 for CCEH initiatives and programs.