CSH in the News - August 2013

Beyond Chron, August 6

SF Chronicle Downplays Supportive Housing's Remarkable Success

The San Francisco Chronicle ran an August 4 front-page story addressing what reporter Kevin Fagan argues is a major shortcoming in San Francisco’s supportive housing programs: the lack of counseling services “that might help them leave the housing, get off welfare and build better lives.” Supportive housing is based on a simple concept: people are homeless because they lack housing they can afford, and some of these people need on-site “supportive” services to avoid returning to the streets. In New York City, where the Corporation for Supportive Housing first pushed this initiative, it was focused on people with mental health needs.



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