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Timing and Momentum in VA’s Path Toward Housing First: In Reply
Erika Laine Austin, Ph.D.; Stefan Kertesz, M.D., M.Sc.; Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Services 2014; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.650604
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In Reply: Dr. Tsai helpfully expresses key issues related to the adoption of Housing First in the VA context, where “readiness for change” was enabled by a major push from VA national leadership coupled with a dramatic expansion of resources to support the effort.

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Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness. Washington, DC, US Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2010
 
Tsai  J;  Kasprow  WJ;  Rosenheck  RA:  Alcohol and drug use disorders among homeless veterans: prevalence and association with supported housing outcomes.  Addictive Behaviors 39:455–460, 2014
 
Kertesz  SG;  Crouch  K;  Milby  JB  et al:  Housing first for homeless persons with active addiction: are we overreaching? Milbank Quarterly 87:495–534, 2009
 
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