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Housing First

There’s no easy answer

People who oppose programs, such as AOT (assisted outpatient treatment) and ACT (assertive community treatment), claim that “coercive approaches” do not work and Housing First and other “voluntary” programs are the answer. But Housing First does not work for everyone either according to a recent news article. In the first year of an $8 million 60-unit Housing First project, one-third of the initial 74 residents did not stay (4 died and 14 left). The site …