CSH applauds USICH recent focus on creating alternatives to the criminalization of homelessness. At CSH, through our Returning Home Initiative, we are working hard with communities across the country to end the cycle of homelessness and incarceration through supportive housing.
In communities like Denver, Bridgeport, Minneapolis, San Diego and many more, our Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) programs are integrating the policies and resources of the criminal justice, behavioral health and housing systems, and are partnering with providers in the community to reduce the criminalization of homelessness and end homelessness.
CSH is also working at the national and federal levels with the Department of Justice, HUD, USICH, and other stakeholders to promote policies and direct resources to support efforts that end the cycle of homelessness and incarceration.
To learn more, read our report on emerging evidence and lessons learned.