GREGORY HOUSE PROGRAMS

Housing is Healthcare

Honolulu, HI   |  www.gregoryhouse.org

Mission

To provide clean and safe housing and homelessness prevention services, as well as food-bank and hot lunches, case management, and support services for persons who are challenged due to the impact of HIV and AIDS.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Jonathon Berliner

Main address

200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Ste A 310

Honolulu, HI 96817 USA

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Formerly known as

Ho'omana'olana

EIN

99-0265111

NTEE code info

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

AIDS (G81)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Health and homelessness are deeply interwoven issues. Disabling conditions, including HIV/AIDS are more prevalent in the homeless arena. Of the estimated 3.5 million people who are homeless every year in the U.S. as many as 3.4 percent are HIV. This represents a rate 3 times higher than that of the general population. People living with HIV/AIDS are at a higher risk of homelessness than the general population. Some studies have indicated as many as half of individuals with HIV/AIDS are at risk of homelessness due to unaffordable housing costs and the high cost of medical care. For homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS the conditions of homelessness are even more dire. The impact of HIV/AIDS on a person’s immune system makes homelessness a serious health risk. Homeless shelters, while they provide respite from the elements are often a significant threat to people with HIV/AIDS. Lack of appropriate facilities (transitional housing) & affordable housing for persons with HIV/AIDS.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Transitional Housing / Gregory House

Provides housing to a maximum of eleven persons (homeless or at-risk) at any given time in a small apartment complex.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Adults

Provides housing to fifteen homeless persons at any given time.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Adults

Tenant-based rental assistance program which helps about 175 households each month. Participants in these subsidy programs live independently in privately rented units; the program helps pay a portion of the rent.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Adults

For housing costs including deposits or utilities to help secure housing or maintain housing stability.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Adults

The agency provides comprehensive and intensive case management support to ensure that clients secure or maintain housing and maintain stability & self-sufficiency.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Adults

The FoodBasket program provides grocery distribution and hot lunches. For those bound or in rural areas, an equal amount of groceries are delivered to their homes once a month. Other services include: limited toiletries, cleaning supplies, nutrition classes, nutrition counseling, and other skill classes.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To assist persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) and guarantee they have safe and stable housing with access to supportive services needed to lead satisfying lives with dignity.

Homelessness not only puts individuals with HIV/AIDS at a high risk of contracting infections, it also makes obtaining and using common HIV/AIDS medications more difficult. Anti-retroviral medications used to treat HIV come with demanding and rigorous regimens. Without stable housing, access to clean water, bathrooms, refrigeration, and food the likelihood of taking the medication on a regular schedule, which is vital for proper treatment, is severely impaired.

HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS: Affordable housing for people with HIV/AIDS is vital. A prominent study indicated that once in supportive housing formerly homeless individuals were four times more likely to seek medical care than those in case management alone. Additionally stable housing increases the likelihood of being placed on anti-HIV drugs.

To the extent that HIV/AIDS presents lifelong care management issues, attacking HIV housing resources obscures the real problem–reforming housing and healthcare financing so that everyone with a serious, chronic illness has access to decent medical care, housing and services.

Successful HIV/AIDS housing supports and programs serve as a model for a modern approach to healthcare improvement in situations in which housing may have a direct impact on health risks and outcomes.

In order to meet the housing needs of persons with HIV/AIDS, it is critical to employ housing models that are accessible to all homeless/unstably persons, including those who are actively using substances. Continued drug use is often a barrier to housing placement, and among former users relapse is often grounds for eviction. However, a growing body of evidence demonstrates that use-tolerant housing approaches achieve stability and service use outcomes comparable to more traditional abstinence-only housing models.
“Housing first” or “low-demand” housing models place persons with substance use and/or mental health issues directly into permanent housing without requiring sobriety.

Growing evidence shows that these programs achieve housing and service use outcomes comparable to traditional abstinence-only supportive housing.

Low-demand housing programs that enrolled “more challenging” consumers did not see worse housing outcomes, demonstrating that “housing readiness” is not a good predictor of outcomes.

Financials

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GREGORY HOUSE PROGRAMS

Board of directors
as of 02/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

David Andreoli

Apple


Board co-chair

Francine Palama

Self-Employed

Nancy Kern

Retired

Schuyler Erlich

Alan Campo

Donald Munro

Realtor

Kelly Sanders

Starwood Hotels / General Manager

Cecilia Shikuma

Hawaii Center for AIDS / Director

R.J. Matayas

Kaiser Permanente