No Neighbor Left Behind
Everyone needs safe, decent, and stable housing. For some of the most vulnerable people in America – people with mental illness, chronic health conditions, histories of trauma, and other struggles – a home helps them get proper treatment and start on the path to recovery. However, some conditions make it difficult for people to maintain a stable home without additional help. Supportive housing, a very effective strategy that combines affordable housing with coordinated intensive services can provide the necessary assistance.
Living without stable housing can dramatically worsen health. Homelessness can exacerbate mental illness, make ending abuse of difficult substances, and prevent chronic health problems physical concerned. People with these and other health problems often end up in crisis situations while living on the streets, and emergency rooms may be the only health care they are able to access.