Recap of 9/11 Homelessness and Housing First Webinar

>More than 13,400 people registered for the Homelessness and Housing First webinar hosted by NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance), and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) on September 11. The webinar, “Getting the Message Right: Reevaluating How We Talk about Housing First,” was the final webinar in the series and examined the challenges involved in messaging about the success of Housing First. We were joined by Jen Butler, vice president of external affairs at NLIHC; Tom Murphy, senior director of communications at the Alliance; Marisol Bello, executive director of Housing Narrative Lab; Lindsay Knotts, managing director of impact strategies at TheCaseMade; and Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People.

In recent years, widespread misinformation about the Housing First model – what it is, how it works, and what it entails – has sown confusion and misunderstanding about the model among lawmakers, the media, and members of the public. The panelists offered their perspectives on how to reorient messaging to illustrate the model’s benefits more effectively. 

We have uploaded a recording of the call, as well as the presentation slides.

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