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

Issue Brief: COVID 19 and the HCH Community National Healthcare for the Homeless Council
Home Matters Florida Housing Coalition, 2019
The Forgotten Middle: Middle Market Seniors Housing Study The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) 
Addressing Health Equity through Health and Housing Partnerships CHS, A HRSA Cooperative Agreement Partner
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes  National Low-Income Housing Coalition, March 2019
Forms from healthcare for the homeless (HCH) ProjectsNational Healthcare for the Homeless Council
Runaway and Homeless Youth: Demographics and Programs Congressional Research Service April 2018
Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at Univesity of Florida
2016 Rental Market Study Florida Housing Finance Corporation
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

Florida 2016 Homeless Census Estimates Florida Coalition for the Homeless

Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing Organizations

Visit our Vulnerable Populations News page

For more information, contact Erin Sologaistoa at [email protected]