Join the Second Webinar in Our New Homelessness and Housing First Series Hosted by NLIHC, NAEH, and CBPP!
Join the second call in a new, four-part webinar series hosted by NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) on homelessness and Housing First on Monday, August 29, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm ET.
- Homelessness is a Housing Problem
- Gregg Colburn, assistant professor of real estate, University of Washington College of Built Environments, University of Washington
- Housing First Success Story: Houston, Texas
- Ana Rausch, vice president of program operations, and Jessica Preheim, vice president of strategic planning & public affairs, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
- Housing First Success Story: Ending Homelessness for People with Disabilities
- Dora Leong Gallo, president and CEO, A Community of Friends
- Emerging Threats
- Sarah Owsley, policy and advocacy director, Empower Missouri
- Local Advocacy
- Bonnie Harper, HUD grant housing specialist, Partners Behavioral Health Management
- Michele Knapp, executive director, Diakonos/Fifth Street Ministries
- Take Action
- Steve Berg, vice president for programs and policy, NAEH
Also Register for the Other Webinars in the Series:
“Long-Term Solutions and Successful Strategies”
Monday, September 12
2:30 to 4 pm
“How to Address Unsheltered Homelessness”
Wednesday, September 28
2:30 to 4 pm
We encourage all advocates to educate your elected officials about the importance of Housing First and the need for robust investments in affordable housing and homelessness resources. You can take action by:
- Participating in a Virtual Capitol Hill Day hosted by NAEH on Wednesday, September 14. Contact Jerry Jones at [email protected] for more details.
- Using a new advocacy toolkit published by NLIHC. The toolkit includes everything you’ll need to engage your elected officials, including talking points, tips for scheduling in-district meetings and tours of affordable housing developments, social media messages, and more.
Did you miss our first webinar on “Emerging Threats Facing People Experiencing Homelessness”? Check out the summary of the event, with links to the recording of the call, presentation slides, and other resources!
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.
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.
It is critical that advocates nationwide are unified in pushing back against stigmatizing and counterproductive efforts that seek to criminalize homelessness, impose punitive requirements, and even prevent the development of affordable housing. As our communities struggle with soaring inflation, skyrocketing rents, increased evictions, and, in many cases, more homelessness, it is more important than ever that advocates work together to advance the bold policies and anti-racist reforms needed to ensure stable, affordable, and accessible homes for all people experiencing and at risk of homelessness.