Since she started, the number of homeless people counted went up from 485 between January and June 2006 to 959 between July and December 2006. Service-supportive housing is a major element in a nationwide plan endorsed by the National Alliance to End Homelessness based in Washington, D.C. The new model means individuals are placed in affordable permanent housing as soon as possible, and then provided services, such as mental health or substance abuse counseling.
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