Category: Housing First

Using a Scattered Site Housing First Model to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Written by guest blogger, Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA. People are dying at an alarming rate. Across the nation, the opioid crisis has communities working overtime in search of solutions. Philadelphia is feeling the effects particularly hard. The city’s Kensington neighborhood remains “ground zero” for some of the purest, cheapest […]

Celebrating Innovation and Excellence

Last week, the National Alliance to End Homelessness proudly presented its 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards to three deserving honorees at the Alliance’s annual Awards Ceremony. Service providers, dedicated sponsors, elected officials, and others gathered together at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the unique achievements of the awardees. […]

Making the Shift Happen in Virginia

Written by guest blogger, Kendall Cloeter, MSW, Housing Program Administrator for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Since the beginning of the Virginia Emergency Shelter Learning Community (ELSC) in April, I’ve had a few thoughts on our catch-phrase “Making Shift Happen.” At first I found it inspirational, then regarded it with cynicism. Now, I can […]

PHAs are talking about ending homelessness, but we can do more to help

by Jayme Day Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are talking about homelessness, and that’s a good thing! I recently had the opportunity to attend the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) national conference in New Orleans. The conference was an opportunity for PHAs from across the country to share their knowledge and practice. Here are […]

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