The problem is that many Chronically Homeless people are not “frequent users” of community resources. Yes, those homeless people who do use an excessive amount of community services are undoubtedly chronically homeless. But, the assumption that being chronically homeless equates to frequent user is a non sequitur. The logic does not follow.
When a community considers which homeless people to put into their Housing First program, they aren’t really looking for Chronically Homeless people, but are looking for the frequent users. Because of this many Chronically Homeless people do not get the help they need to get off the streets.
So, be wary of a community that claims they are ending, or have ended, chronic homelessness. Most likely they haven’t gotten to everyone.