NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) invite advocates nationwide to register for “How to Address Unsheltered Homelessness,” the final webinar in our four-part series on homelessness and Housing First. Decades of learning, experience, and research have proven that Housing First is the most effective approach for ending homelessness. Housing First recognizes that affordable and accessible homes are the foundation on which people thrive, and by combining housing with access to supportive services, Housing First can help people exit homelessness and live stably in their communities. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 28, at 2:30 pm ET. Register at: https://bit.ly/3vIbn5o
Urgent action is needed at all levels of government to end America’s housing and homelessness crisis. In communities across the nation, however, some misguided policymakers are responding to this crisis by advancing dangerous rhetoric and harmful, dehumanizing measures that will make it even harder for people to exit homelessness.
The next webinar, “How to Address Unsheltered Homelessness,” will feature opening remarks from Ann Oliva, CEO of NAEH; a discussion of homelessness as a public health challenge with Debbie Thiele, managing director for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) in the Western U.S., and Marcella Maguire, director for health systems integration at CSH; remarks on federal guidance concerning encampments from Jeff Olivet, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; a discussion about emerging threats to Housing First in Georgia with Dr. Bambie Hayes-Brown, president and CEO of Georgia ACT; and an overview of emerging threats and their impact on youth experiencing homelessness from Marcella Middleton, co-director of A Way Home America.
Advocates can view recordings and presentations slides from all previous Homelessness and Housing First webinars at: https://tinyurl.com/57bk25j3
Register for the final webinar in the series at: https://bit.ly/3vIbn5o
Read more about Housing First at: https://bit.ly/3vHf8YR
Take action using this toolkit: https://bit.ly/3d8XNSd