The Matt Urban Center HOPE Center and the Housing First Model
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Housing First successfully addresses homelessness by giving chronically homeless people permanent housing. Once in a Housing First program, chronically homeless people get a permanent place to live immediately, despite possible untreated drug, alcohol, or emotional health problems. Matt Urban Hope Center operates one of the first Housing First programs in the Buffalo region. Housing First is permanent housing, while shelters are only temporary, meaning people are only allowed to stay there 30-45 days.
Buffalo; Housing/Neighborhoods; Homelessness; Fact Sheet; PPG; Environment