This report quantifies the benefit of the ILA model through a return on investment calculation. Feedback from current partners of the ILA was also gathered in an attempt to reflect the strengths and weaknesses of the model in order to evaluate the potential of bringing these benefits to scale. This study also explores the potential of expanding the ILA program to a wider audience of people vulnerable to homelessness, including: newcomers, urban Aboriginal peoples, youth, children/youth living in care, people with mental health and/or addiction issues and people who have come into conflict with the law. This report builds on the previous report respecting the impacts of the ILA, Building Foundations for Canadians in Transition, to suggest that there are a group of homeless individuals that can achieve a positive housing outcome in an effective and efficient manner and with a somewhat limited intervention.
Canadian Housing First Toolkit