Chair, James Tapscott
- Partner with new housing landlords and educate them on what recovery is to eliminate their fear in allowing individuals in recovery to reside in their units, perhaps a group to advocate for this on behalf of all programs.
- DSHS Peer Support to keep people successful once placed in housing, teach them about all available resources and expanding services.
- Approach philanthropist community with the idea of funding for new units, rapid re-housing. Increase awareness of tax credit available to properties that partner for affordable housing options. Consider Eviction Prevention Planning obligations.
- Educate Landlords on the populations that we serve, which would increase housing opportunities for the people in our care and keep landlords property leased with assured money.
- Eviction Prevention Planning – Help to educate residents regarding lease obligations and compliance to rules at the same time offer opportunities to teach residents new skills which is a proactive activity that could be done in classroom settings at shelters, treatment centers, etc.
- Educate residents on resources in the community to connect them to area recovery meetings or locations where help is available.
- Expand the availability of supportive housing (rental assistance and appropriate robust clinical services) for people who are homeless and addicted/in recovery. The service delivery will be informed by ROSC and will include peer support and landlord education.
- Expend the availability of integrated primary care and behavioral health care for US/ES and PSH regardless of diagnostic severity (MI). Enhance the capacity of street outreach service providers to rapidly rehouse people who are homeless and addicted.