The Health & Housing Consortium, Inc.
Bridging the divide between the healthcare and housing systems to improve care for vulnerable New Yorkers
Service sectors united
Years serving New York
The Health & Housing Consortium is a collaborative network of health, housing, and social service organizations and government partners with the shared goal of strengthening and integrating the healthcare and housing systems in New York City at the policy, operational, and individual client or patient levels.
Our guiding principle is that shared housing and health care provider understanding is necessary to support high cost and high need clients who require intensive, coordinated services to achieve improved health outcomes. Yet these resources are costly and scarce. Through coordination among local government agencies, hospitals, and social service providers, we’ve created a more comprehensive approach to ending homelessness with proven results.
More than 60 hospitals, health homes, community-based organizations, managed care plans, and government agencies are formal members of the Consortium. The range of services provided by these groups includes housing, community-based health care, social services, behavioral health, harm reduction, and case management to name but a few.
City and State government offices are also regularly represented at Consortium meetings and events. They are committed to supporting our efforts to formally organize, share information, and advocate for services.
The Consortium’s work is focused in three core areas: research and advocacy, cross-sector collaboration, and training and resource development. See below to learn more about our programs.