Join the first webinar in a new four-part webinar series on homelessness and Housing First hosted by NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) today at 2:30 pm ET! The webinar, “Emerging Threats Facing People Experiencing Homelessness,” will begin with remarks from NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel, NAEH CEO Ann Oliva, and CBPP Vice President for Housing Policy Peggy Bailey. Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, president and CEO of the St. Joseph Center in Los Angeles, California, will provide an overview of Housing First and explain how its guiding insight – that prioritizing access to permanent, stable, accessible, and affordable housing is a prerequisite for effective psychiatric and substance use treatment and for improving quality of life – is fundamental to ending homelessness. Eric Tars, legal director of the National Homelessness Law Center, will discuss emerging threats to Housing First, and Donald Whitehead, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, will discuss the impact of these threats on people experiencing homelessness. NLIHC Senior Vice President of Policy and Field Organizing Sarah Saadian, NAEH Vice President for Programs and Policy Steve Berg, and CBPP Manager of Government Affairs Alex Berger will also join the call to share how advocates can take action to advance the bold policies and anti-racist reforms needed to ensure all people have safe, stable, affordable, and accessible places to call home.
The next webinar, “Homelessness is a Housing Problem,” will be held on Monday, August 29. The third webinar, “Long-Term Solutions and Successful Strategies,” will be held on Monday, September 12. The final webinar, “How to Address Unsheltered Homelessness,” will be held on Wednesday, September 28. Each webinar in the four-part series will take place from 2:30 to 4:00 pm ET.
Register for the four-part series at: https://bit.ly/3vIbn5o
Read more about Housing First at: https://bit.ly/3vHf8YR
Take action during the August congressional recess using this toolkit: https://bit.ly/3d8XNSd