September 12, 2017

Housing is Healthcare 2 PM  -  3:15 PM Housing is Healthcare S8

Housing is Healthcare

Add to Calendar 2017-09-12 14:00:00 2017-09-12 15:15:00 America/New_York Housing is Healthcare Housing is Healthcare S8

In 2013, the Central Florida region was ranked worst among the nation’s midsized cities for its chronically homeless population. In 2014, Florida Hospital made the largest one-time private commitment of $6 million to end chronic homelessness in Central Florida history. Central Florida leaders leveraged this contribution to launch a campaign to end chronic homelessness in the region by transitioning to the “housing-first” model, including an investment of over $4 million from the City of Orlando.   The results are 168 housed since September 2015 through that Florida Hospital’s funding and an additional 400 chronically homeless Central Floridians were housed as a result of the regional housing-first efforts.  In this session you will hear why making investment in Housing First makes economic sense for local governments and for Florida’s hospitals.