Housing First is a widely-used, evidence-based housing model that ends homelessness for individuals facing long-term housing challenges.
With the help of our many community partners, the Coalition introduced the model in southern New Jersey. Our high-fidelity program identifies frequently-hospitalized and housing-unstable individuals in Camden using the Camden Health Information Exchange and provides them with safe, dignified housing with extensive support services so that they can improve their health and manage chronic conditions.
The pilot program is a multi-agency collaborative in partnership with South Jersey Behavioral Health Resources, Volunteers of America—Delaware Valley, Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society, OAKS Integrated Care, and Corporation for Supportive Housing.
- NJ Department of Community Affairs
- Camden County Homelessness Trust Fund
- Virtua Foundation
- Camden County
- South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative
- NeighborWorks America
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
The Housing First pilot program provides 65 vouchers and optional wraparound support services to eligible Camden Coalition patients.
In the news:
NJTV News: Fighting homelessness by providing homes
Courier-Post: Homeless man gets his first apartment
Camdenhealth.org: Housing First: Building trust, changing lives