Improving Health Through Stable Housing: The Oregon Health and Housing Learning Collaborative, Home Forward
A growing body of research has shown that quality, affordable housing has significant health benefits for vulnerable populations, and that providing coordinated health services in an affordable housing setting can both reduce costs and improve health outcomes for the most at-risk and hard to reach individuals.
Enterprise Community Partners is addressing this gap by supporting innovative housing and healthcare partnerships through its national Health and Housing Initiative. Under this initiative, Enterprise has established The Oregon Health and Housing Learning Collaborative (OHHLC). This brief highlights OHHLC member Home Forward, whose program model is being successfully piloted at Bud Clark Commons in Portland, Ore.