2018 Homelessness Action Plan for the Chattanooga Community


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

~~“As part of the Housing First model, the Chattanooga community embraces permanent supportive housing interventions for the chronically homeless. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines chronic homelessness as a person with a disabling condition who experiences continual homelessness for at least one year or four periods of homelessness within three years. Permanent supportive housing program recipients usually have a diagnosed disability, including serious mental illness or disabling drug addiction. Deploying a Housing First model and investing in permanent supportive housing can help people experiencing chronic homelessness who suffer from serious mental illness and substance use disorders access and maintain housing over time.”

  • Other
  • Resource Leveraging
  • City of Chattanooga
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