Join NLIHC, NAEH, and CBPP Webinar on Homelessness and Housing First on December 12!

NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) invite advocates nationwide to register for our new webinar series on homelessness and Housing First.

Join us for the first webinar in the new series on Monday, December 12, from 2:30 to 4 pm ET! The webinar, “Threats to Housing First,” will provide an overview of state, local, and federal legislation seeking to undermine Housing First and proven solutions to homelessness.

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  • Welcome
    • Sarah Saadian, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Field Organizing, NLIHC
  • Overview of the Threats to Housing First
    • Sarah Saadian, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Field Organizing, NLIHC
  • Why Housing First Should be Preserved
    • Marc Dones, CEO, King County Regional Homelessness Authority
  • Emerging Threats to Housing First
    • George Eklund, Director of Education and Advocacy, Coalition for the Homelessness, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Local Advocacy
    • Marqueia Watson, Executive Director, Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Impact on People Experiencing Homelessness
    • Shams DaBaron, Homeless Advocate, New York City
  • Take Action!

Register today!

More than 7,000 people registered for the four-part webinar series we held in August and September. Given the tremendous interest among stakeholders and the increased risk of harmful measures to criminalize homelessness, we decided to continue our national webinar series monthly, beginning on December 12. We will continue to share critical information about solutions to homelessness and amplify the work of advocates and people with lived expertise across the nation. Did you miss the four webinars in our first series on homelessness and Housing First? Check out the webinar recaps, including the links to the recording and presentation slides.

Homelessness is a crisis in many communities – one that demands urgent action. To end homelessness once and for all, federal, state, and local governments must invest in proven solutions at the scale necessary to address the problem. The Housing First model is one of the best strategies 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. 

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.

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