Date & Time
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
104 Housing is Health Care for Reentry Populations: The FUSE Intervention and 10-Year Follow-Up

Reentry housing is a critical public health intervention that should begin as early as possible. Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) is a housing-based supportive services reentry model for people with complex health/behavioral health needs who cycle between jail and homelessness. We will review three case studies – New York City, Denver, Multnomah County, OR – and compare program models, implementation, and outcomes regarding housing, recidivism, and reduced use of crisis health care services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how coordinated access to supportive reentry housing prevents homelessness among individuals who lack safe, stable housing opportunities
  • Restate the individual- and community-level outcomes demonstrated by FUSE programs
  • Describe the adaptability of the FUSE model to different jurisdictions despite implementation barriers and unique contextual factors

Level: Intermediate