Good care includes housing. New Jersey must find an efficient and effective health care strategy that addresses the needs of the chronically homeless in our state. As a population, chronically homeless individuals suffer above average rates of mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and chronic conditions. The GCC is working with an array of stakeholders across the state to promote the Housing First Model, a type of supportive housing, as an effective, evidence-based health care strategy. Rooted in the idea that housing is a fundamental human right, Housing First provides permanent, affordable housing without preconditions to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Housing First model is endorsed by the US Interagency Council of Homelessness, the US Conference of Mayors, and the US Substance Abuse and Mental Service. Read more about our campaign here.