Central Oregon FUSE – Permanent Supportive Housing Project

Central Oregon FUSE (Frequent Users System Engagement) is bringing the Housing First model to the Central Oregon region and developing an optimal service delivery model/models and partnerships to address the needs of this high-risk homeless population. We plan to launch a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project, using Housing First principles, for our chronically homeless, frequent users of public services (health care and law enforcement). We aim to bring improved health and stability in our target population and develop a viable model/models that, while starting in Bend, can ultimately be replicated in other Central Oregon communities. The funds received from Central Oregon Health Council will support two FUSE staff positions as well as wrap around services support for our residents.