While much of the nation’s attention focuses on the presidential contest, voters will also be choosing members of Congress and state and local representatives. Many of these elected officials have a role to play in ending homelessness. Advocates and concerned citizens will be reaching out to them while they are on the campaign trail or when they are newly sworn into office, asking these politicians to implement new and helpful policies.
But what should they be asked to do about homelessness? An Alliance webinar series answers these question in the lead up to November elections.
The Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas webinars will feature researchers who have recently published books, white papers, and essays on homelessness. This work relies on existing and emerging research to identify barriers to ending the problem and proven best practices. Throughout the series, the speakers will discuss related policy recommendations.
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The Grand Challenge to End Homelessness: A Broad View of the Challenges and Solutions
An association of social work researchers recently published Social Work’s Grand Challenge to End Homelessness: Policy Proposals for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. This collection of essays tackles a broad range of topics—housing strategies, youth, older adults, racial equity, social capital, and income. Panelists on this webinar discussed the collected ideas and emphasize considerations about racial justice that will help guide the rest of the series.