John, a senior veteran, experienced homelessness for over 2 years before attaining affordable housing. John said the moral support he received along the way helped him the most. “You’d be surprised how much that makes a difference,’ he said.

Rodger celebrates his recent housing placement and move-in with Housing First Initiative case managers Marla and Katina.


By exploring diverse approaches and best practices to this complex challenge, we gain ideas and inspiration, and give ourselves an important lens with which to view our progress. This page is frequently updated with current models and communities we are learning from.