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Housing FirstEnding Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives$
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Deborah K. Padgett, Benjamin F. Henwood, and Sam J. Tsemberis

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199989805

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989805.001.0001

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Transforming Systems as Well as Lives

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Housing First

Deborah K. Padgett

Benjamin F. Henwood

Sam J. Tsemberis

Oxford University Press

This chapter notes that the story of HF so far has been virtually unprecedented in the annals of systems change in social and health services. At the same time, it considers HF’s limitations and address different homeless populations, such as families and youths, for whom specific tailoring of HF’s tenets is needed. The question “housing first, what’s second?” is addressed including the challenges of social and community integration. Systems changes wrought by HF may be found not only in homeless services but also in mental health care. The chapter concludes by noting that systems changes are not the same as structural change, and that there are still important challenges in meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and children.

Keywords:   systems change, community integration, structural change, Affordable Care Act, family homelessness, homelessness among youth

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