07/25/2017

Improving Health: Better Targeting of Supportive Housing

By CSH New York Program Director Kristin Miller, MSW, and Associate Director Pascale Leone, MPP

New York has demonstrated a strong commitment to addressing social determinants of health. At the center of this effort is supportive housing, which combines stable, affordable housing with services to meet the needs of homeless individuals facing multiple complex challenges like serious mental illness, substance use disorders and chronic medical conditions. Significant investments by both the State and City of New York over the past five years have greatly expanded the use of supportive housing to improve health outcomes and reduce public spending.

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