As the on-site social service provider in this proposal, Integral Care is uniquely qualified to help individuals who have the most barriers to achieving housing stability. Integral Care has over a decade of experience implementing Housing First principles to address the needs of individuals
experiencing chronic homelessness, who also live with mental illness, substance use disorder and/or other chronic health conditions. A Housing first approach prioritizes providing permanent housing to those experiencing chronic homelessness in order to start improving the quality of their lives. This, then, ensures that the residents can improve other areas of their lives while having the basic necessities such as shelter and food.
They are committed to:
- Supporting residents in achieving long-term housing stability
- Prioritizing eligibility for individuals experiencing homelessness, who meet the definition of Chronic Homelessness, and are referred from the Coordinated Entry system
Integral Care has experience leveraging multiple funding sources and support to provide the robust services needed to work with the most vulnerable chronically homeless population with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Although this level of support is costly, the return on investment is substantial both in monetary and wellness terms. Integral Care’s long experience shows that robust services are needed to ensure success for this high needs, high priority population.
The NHP Foundation
The NHP Foundation (NHPF) was launched on January 30, 1989, as a publicly supported 501(c)(3) not-for-profit real estate corporation. NHPF is dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing, and single-family homes that are both affordable to low and moderate income families and seniors, and beneficial to their communities. NHPF’s Construction Management Group provides in-house resources dedicated to infrastructure review, infrastructure development and costs management. Through Family-Centered Coaching, NHPF’s subsidiary Operation Pathways engages with, and assists, families experiencing poverty and other hardship, to problem-solve together. Through partnerships with major financial institutions, the public sector, faith-based initiatives, and other not-for-profit organizations, NHPF has 61 properties, including over 10,000 units, in 16 states and the District of Columbia.