Housing-First Solutions for the Homeless


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Pathways to Housing PA, one of four programs in a national network, has moved 400 homeless Philadelphians off the streets, most of them are veterans.

The housing-first solution is simple and cost-effective. It's the brainchild of Pathways to Housing's Sam Tsemberis, who founded the program in New York. The solution is: Give a homeless person housing and he is no longer homeless, along with provisions of support that reduce their medical costs so that they will learn to live more independently and sufficiently.


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Federal Programs Related to - Housing, General/Other

Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.



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