Champlain Housing Trust recently published an incredible video featuring its work to end chronic homelessness, particularly drawing on resources from the healthcare community. Instead of spending dollars on highly expensive bed nights for homeless individuals who may not need the acute care but who desperately need the shelter, hospitals can direct those dollars to building homes, often at a significantly lower cost. When hospitals invest in housing, chronically homeless patients have a safe supportive environment to return to after being released from medical care. You can read more about this innovative partnership at http://www.getahome.org/news/ending-chronic-homelessness, and watch the video below.
ACCT staff members share news and information about upcoming events.