Building on 33 years of experience in helping children, families, and chronically homeless adults, we know what works to end homelessness in people’s lives.
Our model is based on an individualized approach to meet each program participant’s unique needs. This model connects participants to permanent housing and helps them achieve long-term housing stability through a full continuum of services.
Through our OUTREACH & ASSESSMENT process, LAFH connects participants with HOUSING PLACEMENT combined with SUPPORTIVE SERVICES to help thousands of people transition out of homelessness and retain long-term housing stability. We increase our impact through COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS and REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, supported by FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY.
AND WE KNOW THAT IT WORKS...
We know that permanent supportive housing works in reducing homelessness. But it is also the most cost-effective way to do it. By reducing the use of crisis services frequently used by people experiencing homelessness—services like emergency rooms, hospitals, jails, prisons, psychiatric centers, detox programs—there is significant public cost savings. In fact, recent studies show that permanent supportive housing not only pays for itself but actually results in net public savings.
Cost Effective Solutions
Average annual cost of permanent supportive housing for one person verses public costs of one person living on the streets for a year:
*Includes costs for: hospitals & clinics, paramedics, police/courts, jail & welfare services.
Source: ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE, Where We Sleep