Tipping Point Steps up with $100 Million Initiative to Reduce Chronic Homelessness by Half

  • Creating new housing units
  • Attacking the root causes of homelessness, including improving how people flow into homelessness from the mental health, child welfare and criminal justice systems
  • Boosting the capacity of the public sector
  • Help create more permanent housing. Tipping Point is partnering with the non-profit agency, Brilliant Corners, and working with city officials at the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing, the Housing Authority and others to identify and coordinate safe, affordable and permanent housing. This program will benefit individuals in supportive housing who are now ready to take the next step to self-sufficiency and move in to their own apartments.
    Residents receive “light-touch” support, while freeing up supportive housing units and shelter beds for others. The city program, dubbed “Move On,” will be expanded with the resources from Tipping Point.
  • Attack the root causes of homelessness. Individuals with mental health challenges are often admitted for psychiatric treatment and then discharged because there are not enough “step-down facilities” to accommodate them. Tipping Point has already granted $612,000 to bring the Department of Public Health’s new Medical Respite and Sobering Center to completion, which will add 34 respite beds. These beds will serve individuals with acute psychiatric needs who require specialized treatment not available at emergency shelters.
  • Boost the capacity of the public sector. Tipping Point has funded two staff positions for two years at the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. These Tipping Point Fellows help implement strategies from the inside and utilize “smart data” to coordinate citywide systems in order to better track and manage how services are delivered.

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