In plan to end homelessness, Matt Talbot will find, pay for apartments

Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, which has long served hot meals to the homeless during the day, will soon offer them something warm at night, too.

Beds.

The nonprofit announced Monday its role in an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Lincoln — finding and renting apartments for 18 chronically homeless individuals and families, who are often battling addiction and mental illness.

Matt Talbot will take what it calls a no-questions-asked, housing-first approach, meaning it won’t require drug or alcohol testing, or even a commitment to abstain. The goal is to get someone a permanent home first, and then provide the services they need after, said Susanne Blue, Matt Talbot’s executive director.The chronically homeless can better deal with their problems from a safe and stable home, she said.

Source: In plan to end homelessness, Matt Talbot will find, pay for apartments | Local | journalstar.com

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