The Skid Row Collaborative 2003-2007

Research Report

The Skid Row Collaborative 2003-2007

Process Evaluation
September 20, 2007

Abstract

The Skid Row Collaborative (SRC) is one of 11 projects funded in fall 2003 under the Chronic Homelessness Initiative (CHI) in fall 2003 to demonstrate the feasibility of moving chronically homeless disabled people directly into housing and helping them retain housing with health, mental health, substance abuse, and other supportive services. With much higher housing retention at the three-year milestone than a comparison group (59 vs. 14 percent), the SRC has proved to be a successful model of housing plus services for the Skid Row populationa model that could be adopted more widely in Skid Row and beyond.

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