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C2C Housing First Toolkit

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Authors as Published

Title of Project: Connection to Care (C2C) Housing First Toolkit

Principal Investigator (PI): Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Associate Director, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG)

Co-Investigators: Mel Jones, Associate Director, Virginia Tech Center for Housing Research; Lara Nagle, Community-Based Research Manager, VTIPG

Key Community Partners: Roanoke Valley Collective Response to the Opioid and Addiction Crisis (RVCR); Virginia Supportive Housing; REAL LIFE; DESC

Description of Project: Following a 2021 recovery housing study for Roanoke conducted in partnership with the Roanoke Valley Collective Response to the Opioid and Addiction Crisis (RVCR), the C2C project team identified a need for more Housing First facilities and programming. 

In order to better understand the Housing First model and to provide more information about Housing First to developers and operators of recovery housing, the C2C team developed a Housing First toolkit. The toolkit includes information from interviews with existing Housing First programs run by Virginia Supportive Housing, REAL LIFE, and DESC.

The toolkit features Pro Formas, budgets, position descriptions, annual reports, organizational leadership diagrams, rules and regulations for residents, harm reduction guides, and other resources for Housing First providers.

Project Materials

C2C Housing First Toolkit

C2C Housing First and Recovery Housing Summit

Publication Date

December 1, 2022

Project Period: 2022-2023

Funding Source: University of Baltimore Combating Overdose Through Community-level Intervention (COCLI)