Preventing homelessness

In July, the Improving the Homeless Response System team gave an update on their work. The goal of this initiative was to help the Livingston-Washtenaw Community Health Innovation Region (CHIR) make a plan to systematically address housing barriers to ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness could be housed quickly and permanently. After assessing supportive housing opportunities in Washtenaw County, the team began working with jails and hospitals to ensure that discharge plans included immediate housing, and working at the point of entry to divert people from homelessness by helping them resolve immediate concerns with their living arrangements.