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In New York, ‘Housing First’ Approach Helps Unhoused People Find Stability

After a childhood spent in foster homes and three years living in a New York City shelter with her son, Ronnie Hodge was able to move into her own apartment two years ago. The apartment is leased by a nonprofit, HousingPlus, that helps parents with children get into housing – and then helps them tackle other problems. “It’s not housing only, but housing first,” said one researcher, who views the housing-first approach as vital.