Common Ground Community
Common Ground Community|
Supportive housing works. Two
government studies have shown than more than 83 percent of the
homeless individuals placed in supportive housing have remained
in permanent housing and reintegrated themselves into mainstream
society. The cost per tenant per year is substantially less
than other options, such as city shelters.
The CGC model is being replicated around the country and around
the world. This grant will help formalize the replication process.
CGC will create training manuals and publications based on its
successful experience. Twice a year it will hold a “replication
institute” in New York for nonprofit groups and city administrators
interested in the CGC model. Staff will be made available to
field requests for information from around the world. It will
continue to create innovative programs and approaches to lifting
people, buildings, and communities out of homelessness.