Category: Housing First

Why Housing First? Why Not Housing Second? Or Third?

Among the most common themes talked about in the homelessness sphere is the importance of adhering to Housing First principles.  Why is that? Housing First is a very simple concept that is often misunderstood.  Housing First is an approach to […]

A Commitment to Inclusivity

Everyone working on behalf of people experiencing homelessness should agree that people in crisis need safety. People experiencing homelessness deserve a safe place to stay that is both welcoming and affirming. They deserve to be accepted as they are and […]

What I Learned about Housing First from Lloyd Pendleton

This piece is authored by Matthew Doherty, former Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness I was truly sorry to hear of the death of my friend Lloyd Pendleton in Utah earlier this year. Lloyd had provided […]

What Housing First Really Means

No two people experience homelessness the same way. Some have a mental health diagnosis, some do not. Some are living with addiction, others are not. Some spend each night in shelter, while others sleep in doorways, cars, or encampments. Yet, […]

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