The Moving toward Permanent Housing Program (MPHP), a transitional housing program for San Francisco Collaborative Court defendants reentering the community, was highlighted in the July 2011 Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) newsletter (page 5).
The MPHP built on the success of a transitional housing program for San Francisco Drug Court clients, funded by a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant, that improved program retention by over 40 percent, and increased the graduation rate by 60 percent. The MPHP continued this effort, providing clean, stable housing to over 70 Behavioral Health Court, Community Justice Center, Drug Court, Offender Treatment Program, and Probation Alternatives Court participants. MPHP beds helped clients stabilize in their recovery, and obtain benefits and employment opportunities.
MPHP funding ended on December 31, 2011. The San Francisco Collaborative Court continue to seek funding for reentry housing for our high risk, high need homeless clients.
ONDCP is a component of the Executive Office of the President committed to restoring balance to U.S. drug-control efforts by coordinating an unprecedented government-wide public health and public safety approach to reduce drug use and its consequences.