Everyone deserves housing with no conditions attached. Nobody should have to prove they’re worthy of housing before receiving it. Finding a job, becoming sober or treating mental health challenges are not prerequisites to having a home.
This approach to homelessness is called “Housing First,” and we use it to guide our work.
Anyone can move directly into housing with the right supports. When people have housing first and their basic needs are met, it is possible for them to solve the issues that contributed to their experience of homelessness in the first place.