Nothing About Us Without Us: Involving People with Lived Experience in CoC Decisions

June 23, 2022

Federal homeless funding for the Continuum of Care Program prioritizes the input and inclusion of people with lived experience in local decision-making. Too often, this participation can seem tokenizing. Learn from three communities as they discuss what genuine involvement looks like and how to include the voices of people who know homelessness firsthand.


  • William Higgins: Portland, ME
  • Chris O’Hara: Chicago, IL
  • Suzette Shaw: Los Angeles, CA
  • Reba Stevens: Los Angeles, CA

A key takeaways document from this discussion will be available soon.


2:00 pm, June 23, 2022

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