Current HOST Sites
The HOST Baltimore site will incorporate lessons learned from the original HOST sites in Chicago, IL and Portland, OR in launching two-generation service models, serving large and difficult to engage families, and tailoring employment, mental health, and youth activities.
At the Chicago HOST site, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) contracted two organizations, UCAN and Project Match, to serve 230 mostly African American families at Altgeld Gardens, a large, isolated public housing development on the south side of Chicago. UCAN has been supporting vulnerable children and families in Chicago for nearly 150 years.
Home Forward is the largest provider of affordable housing in Oregon, serving over 15,000 households throughout Multnomah County. It was selected as a HOST partner because of the success of its self-sufficiency programs, the diverse demographics of New Columbia and Humboldt Gardens, and its high percentage of non-English-speaking residents.
BT REACH targets 160 households with children between the ages of 9 and 18 to provide intensive case management and clinical mental health services to both youth and adults. Adult services aim to address such needs as rent delinquency, unemployment, substance abuse, mental or physical health challenges, and low literacy levels, while youth services aim to improve such educational and behavioral outcomes as truancy and graduation rates.