Housing Opportunities Made to Enhance Stability (HOMES) Initiative


A stable, healthy, and affordable home provides a foundation for well-being and prosperity for children, families and communities. Stable housing can positively affect a broad spectrum of outcomes for children and families, including academic performance, physical, and mental health. Families that struggle to achieve or maintain housing stability are at elevated risk for a wide range of poor child outcomes, including child abuse and neglect.

The Housing Opportunities Made to Enhance Stability (HOMES) is a system change initiative focused on developing partnerships across health, child welfare, housing, and other systems to integrate and streamline services and policies to support stable housing for families facing complex challenges.

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Issue Brief – Supporting Safe, Stable, and Healthy Housing

Infographic HOMES Child Welfare and Housing

Infographic – HOMES Child Health and Housing

HOMES Update – 2017


Penny Dixon
Gabriel McGaughey
Peter Power
Katherine Tushaus-Steffe
Luke Waldo
Jennifer Winkler


Community Advocates

The Milwaukee Women’s Center

Legal Action of Wisconsin

All Community & Systems Change