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    History and Takeaways from Los Angeles County’s Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool

    Abt Associates

    Year: 2017

    In 2014, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) Housing For Health Division, in partnership with other governmental partners and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, launched a rental subsidy program for its most vulnerable patients called the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP). Based on the underlying philosophy that housing is a crucial form of healthcare for patients without a stable living situation, the goal of the FHSP was to secure quality affordable housing for people who are experiencing homelessness and have complex physical and behavioral health conditions. DHS paired these flexible rental subsidies with intensive case management services provided by local community organizations for clients.

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