Homeless 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.


Guide to service funding in supportive housing

Frequently asked questions about Health Care for the homeless, NHCHC

Directory of Healthcare for the Homeless Grantees, NHCHC

Directory of Public Housing Primary Care Grantees, NCHPH

Forms from Healthcare for the Homeless Projects, NHCHC

Florida Council on Homelessness 2016 Annual Report, Florida DCF

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


Florida Continuums of Care Lead Agencies, Florida DCF

Florida Coalition for the Homeless

Florida Housing Coalition


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