Strengthen Housing First supports: Housing is a necessary step into resolving substance use disorder and problematic behaviors. But staying in housing is just as important. Funding for tenant education, mitigation services, and outreach would increase the success of housing, decrease a revolving door of homelessness, and save dollars in the long run.
Pioneer safe consumption practices: Safe consumption is a data-proven, evidence-based approach to increase drug-user health and reduce overdoses. Despite the fact that significant challenges exist from the Trump administration and budget concerns with a standalone site, the City can introduce safe consumption practices to low-barrier sites where drug use already occurs.