Written by Kris Freed, Chief Programs Officer, LA Family Housing Rising housing costs and the shortage of affordable housing have become some of the most pressing issues in the country, particularly in big cities like Los Angeles where I work […]
Over the past two years, homeless service systems have been pushed to the limit, revealing valuable insights about what works and what doesn’t. The influx of resources has presented exceptional opportunities for homelessness systems, but also presented numerous hurdles. The […]
Pressure (n) 1a: the burden of physical or mental distress 1b: the constraint of circumstance: the weight of social or economic imposition 2: the application of force to something by something else in direct contact with it If you were to survey the […]
The Pressure Points resource series is intended to highlight key, continuously evolving strategies and practices for ending homelessness, and provide guidance and clarity to help communities execute them more effectively.
What is Housing First? Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness, thus ending their homelessness and serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality […]