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Delivering Innovative Solutions
for Today’s Housing Challenges

Center for Housing for Health in Chicago

Welcome to our Kim Wilson Housing library. This library collection contains research studies, reports and books related to housing vulnerable populations. Come back often as we update the collection on a regular basis. 

    Supportive housing yields positive results for Chicago's health care system and its patients


    Center for Housing and Health Project (CHHP) in Chicago, Illinois, saved millions in Medicaid funds by offering  permanent supportive housing to people who historically used costly medical services. CHHP is a “hospital-to-housing” effort that identifies chronically ill homeless individuals at hospitals, moves them to permanent supportive housing and provides them with intensive case management services so that they can maintain their health and secure long-term housing stability. According to the February 2012 Journal of Health Services Research, for every 100 persons housed by CHHP there was a savings of at least $630,000 annually in public funds over the three years the project has been in existence.