Safe Streets Initiative
Housing-First model to reduce the impact of chronically homeless individuals on the community by providing low-barrier supportive housing
Jaimee Hudson, Community Engagement Specialist, (425) 257-7195,
The City of Everett, in partnership Catholic Housing Services/Catholic Community Services is working to build a permanent supportive apartment facility with on-site services and case management for 65 chronically homeless individuals, many of whom struggle extensively with mental illness and addiction.
What is "Housing First?"
Housing First is an approach that offers permanent, affordable housing as quickly as possible for individuals experiencing homelessness, and then provides the supportive services and connections to the community-based supports people need to keep their h ousing and avoid returning to homelessness.