The Interim/Bridge Housing Program for Those Exiting Institutions (Strategy B7) increases the supply of temporary housing for people being discharged from institutions such as jails, hospitals, or foster care, with the ultimate goal of securing permanent housing for participants.
A growing number of
vulnerable individuals are finding shelter in interim or bridge housing instead
of being discharged onto the streets. Between July 2018 and December 2018, more than 1,000 homeless individuals released from detention were served in interim
housing; 471 individuals were discharged from hospitals into interim
housing; 84 individuals moved from other types of interim housing into interim housing for those exiting institutions; and 19 individuals were discharged from substance abuse treatment into interim housing.