There's still time to register for tomorrow's webinar to examine how resources to address the opioid crisis can be leveraged for people experiencing homelessness (January 11, from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST). Federal and local officials will discuss what's happening around the country to address the crisis, highlighting a successful housing program for people with OUD. There will also be a discussion about how service providers can connect with state agencies to elevate issues related to homelessness to the forefront of the opioid crisis.
A new report from the Urban Institute explores the current landscape of federal housing assistance. The authors find that only one in five eligible households currently receive housing assistance, and that cutting funding would have dire consequences. Recently discussed budget cuts would decrease funds available for the creation and preservation of affordable housing, reduce the amount of assistance available, and undermine support for those currently receiving assistance. The authors maintain that instead of cuts, Congress should expand federal housing assistance programs to continue progress in ending homelessness.
There is growing evidence that investing in housing is investing in health care. In recent weeks, the media has increasingly explored how housing can reduce health care costs, improve outcomes, and better serve patients. See the latest stories from around the country about how communities and health care providers are using housing to treat people experiencing homelessness.
This is the final week to register for the 2018 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness before the rate increases. The regular registration rate of $540 per person closes at 3 PM EST on Tuesday, January 16. The rate increases to $665. Register now before space fills.
Homeless Person's Memorial Day is a Call to Action
by Sharon McDonald
On the longest night of the year, we remember friends, family members, and neighbors who passed away this year without a home. We remember their smiles and their stories. We recognize their pain and isolation. We remember the fear, discomfort, and the risk of violence that comes with homelessness. As we grieve those we have […]
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