Pruitt, A. S., & Barile, J. P.
Prepared for the City and County of Honolulu and the Institute for Human Services, Honolulu, H.I.
Publication year: 2017

This report presents the status of the Institute for Human Services (IHS) Housing First initiative evaluation for the City and County of Honolulu. This report includes background information on the evaluation approach, intended timeline, and preliminary findings. The evaluation shows that Housing First has had substantial impact at multiple levels, benefitting individuals, communities, and institutions. This evaluation suggests that success is likely due to the coordination between housing specialists, case managers, and landlords, the placement of clients in suitable locations, the staff’s dedication to helping clients achieve their self-determined goals, and the increase in clients’ self-efficacy to meet these goals. We recommend that the program continue to provide supportive services to clients.