What do you know about the Community Plan to end homelessness? Housing experts have learned that the most effective solution (both time and cost) is to find people permanent housing. Once they’re housed, there is an excellent 93% success rate of staying housed.

Credit: Housing Ready Communities Action Resource Guide

Housing can be a house or tiny home, a room rental in someone’s house (maybe yours?), units in any housing complex, or permanent supportive housing with support services onsite.

Short-term shelter and transitional housing is a service to support immediate needs. Permanent housing is the strategic goal: a more complex solution that often requires collaboration among public (government), private (business), and people (nonprofit and grassroots) partners.

Permanent housing groups use different approaches to advocate for and create more permanent housing.

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