The Corporation for Supportive Housing's Returning Home Initiative: System Change Accomplishments after Three Years

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The Corporation for Supportive Housing's Returning Home Initiative: System Change Accomplishments after Three Years

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In 2006, the Corporation for Supportive Housing launched its Returning Home Initiative (RHI) with two goals: 1) to establish permanent supportive housing as an essential reentry component for formerly incarcerated persons with histories of homelessness, mental illness, and chronic health conditions; and 2) to promote local and national policy changes to integrate the corrections, housing, mental health, and human service systems. The Urban Institute assessed the process of system change stimulated by RHI activities in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicagothree communities receiving significant RHI investment. This brief summarizes the influence of RHI-funded activities in each of these cities.

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