There are many alternatives to Housing First, however, because they require accountability, these do not qualify for HUD funding. Unlike Housing First, these models have statistics on efficacy, and measure success by sobriety, employment, upward economic mobility, and getting out of transitional housing. These groups want to make homelessness: rare, brief, and a one time thing, and provide data to support that their interventions are effective. Below is just one example in the San Diego area.

"Solutions for Change transforms lives and communities by permanently solving homelessness." While their website is focused on family, a representative of Solutions for Change confirmed single occupancy is accepted. Their approach is unique, and provides a complete and sustainable solution driven by accountability. Rather than provide a band aid, as housing first does, they reach the root cause of the homelessness using a sustainable model that makes economic sense and impacts families and communities. Funding comes mainly from independent donors and fundraising efforts.

Check out their website to learn more...http://solutionsforchange.org