NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) invite advocates nationwide to register for “Long-Term Solutions and Successful Strategies,” the third webinar in our four-part webinar 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 Monday, September 12, 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. 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.
The upcoming webinar will feature Peggy Bailey, vice president for housing policy at CBPP; NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel; Lisa Glow, CEO of Central Arizona Shelter Services; Mindy Woods, a resident of Seattle, Washington; Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans; and John Meier, support services for veteran families program manager at the West Central Texas Council of Governments.
One additional webinar will be held following the August 29 webinar. The final webinar, “How to Address Unsheltered Homelessness,” will be held on Wednesday, September 28, at 2:30 pm ET.
Register for the webinars in the series at: https://bit.ly/3vIbn5o
Read a summary of the August 15 webinar at: https://bit.ly/3Ky8F8T
Read a summary of the August 29 webinar at: https://bit.ly/3Ky8xpV
Read more about Housing First at: https://bit.ly/3vHf8YR
Take action during the August congressional recess using this toolkit: https://bit.ly/3d8XNSd