Housing First

Housing First for the Chronically Homeless

The Matt Urban Housing First program provides 68 units of scattered site housing to the chronically homeless. This low-demand model focuses of the recovery from the homelessness and housing stability.

All of our Housing First residents have an intensive case manager who works with them to improve their physical health and well-being, and assist them with housing needs.

A chronically homeless individual is defined by HUD as an unaccompanied adult with a long term disability who has been homeless for one year or more, or has experienced four episodes of homelessness in a three year period

Contact Housing First:

For intake assessment, please stop by the Library resource room at 1 Lafayette Square or call 716-367-8188, Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. Or contact the Low Barrier Shelter at 586 Genessee Street, 716-819-8188 Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm.,