CSH and the National Association of Counties Advance Supportive Housing Initiatives for Frequent Users of County Public Systems
On June 7-8, CSH and NACo joined forces to co-host a day-and-a-half long forum to showcase how counties can advance supportive housing initiatives for individuals involved in the criminal justice system and other county public systems. Held at the beautiful Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis, MN, county representatives from more than 20 counties and 11 states attended. The forum highlighted how the Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) model and its three essential pillars – data driven problem solving, policy and systems reform, and targeted housing and services – can help communities break the cycle of incarceration and homelessness among individuals with behavioral health needs. We were also delighted that Commissioner Chris Rodgers from Douglas County, NE, the incoming President of NACo, joined us for the event as well. CSH looks forward to working with county officials from states like Texas and Nebraska as they begin to plan and implement frequent user supportive housing initiatives in their counties.