Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing

Living on the streets, in a shelter, or even in some else’s home makes it exceedingly difficult to manage chronic diseases, rest and recuperate from illnesses, avoid communicable diseases and escape the violence that often plagues this population. Housing is critical to sustained good health. Health centers serving these populations have developed many adaptations to help overcome the barriers created by homelessness, including:
  • Working closely with housing and other service providers
  • Treating patients out in the community
  • Providing assertive case management
  • Understanding trauma-informed care
  • Integrating substance abuse and behavioral health services

FACHC can provide technical assistance related to serving this population.

Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing Resources

Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit Created by and for runaway homeless youth and sexual assault advocates

Ask & Code: Documenting Homelessness Throughout The Health Care System National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, 2016

Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing Data

Rent Assisted Multifamily Housing Complexes in Florida
Homeless Veterans Survey United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Florida 2016 Homeless Census Estimates Florida Coalition for the Homeless
2016 Florida Council on Homelessness Annual Report
State Data and Contacts Map United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing Organizations

National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) 

National Cooperative Agreement Partners Funded by HRSA to provide technical assistance to health centers and communities. Several focus exclusively on farmworkers, homeless or other special populations.


For more information, contact Erin Sologaistoa at Erin@fachc.org