Faculty Publications

Title

Non-Abstinence-Based supportive housing for persons with Co-Occurring disorders: A human rights perspective

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Harm reduction, Homelessness, Human rights, Portland, Substance abuse

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Progressive Human Services

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

152

Last Page

165

Abstract

Surveys of providers of social services in Portland, Oregon, in 2003 and 2007 revealed a significant policy shift in meeting the housing needs of chronically mentally ill, homeless persons with ongoing substance-abuse problems. The shift in policy, taking place in Portland, Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis, and other U.S. cities, from a sobriety-first requirement to a housing-first philosophy has occurred largely because of cost-effectiveness. Only when such housing is provided as a human right can we say that a true paradigm shift has occurred. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2009

DOI of published version

10.1080/10428230903301394

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