The Simcoe County Regional Housing First Program’s success will be based on the community of practice and collaborative partnerships to ensure that the services necessary are available and ready to access. A smooth integration of the program requires all community partners to be educated on the policies and procedures of the program, as well as the steps involved in the referral, intake and prioritization process.
All referrals to the Simcoe County Regional Housing First program must go through the same referral process in order to be able to be received at the prioritization table. The referral process can be found below.
Housing First requires a community of practice and specific program guidelines that reflect the geographical area of focus of the program. In the links following are resources specific to community partners across Simcoe County, as well as the Simcoe County Regional Housing First Program’s vision, principles and program operation.
The Prioritization Table will review referrals of the Housing First Program at which point, the referring agencies will receive email communication notifying them that:
the referred participant has been presented at the Prioritization Table, however, has not been prioritized for resources, OR;
the referred participant has been presented at the Prioritization Table and has been prioritized for Housing First support.