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

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

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 [email protected]