2.8 A New Landscape: Operating an Effective Shelter Program in a Housing First Environment

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Conference Presentation | August 1, 2013

Files: A New Landscape: Operating an Effective Shelter Program in a Housing First Environment by Tom Albanese (PDF | 876 KB | 13 slides)

For emergency shelter providers, changes made by the HEARTH Act bring new challenges. Presenters will describe how to operate an emergency shelter that supports the HEARTH Act’s focus on rapid re–housing and shorter episodes of homelessness. They will also describe how shelters can welcome the various household configurations they may see, including two–parent families, LGBT individuals, families with older children, and adult couples.

  • Tom Albanese, Abt. Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH
  • Jennifer Hill, Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County,
  • Westchester, IL
  • Charles McCray, Los Angeles Family Housing, North Hollywood, CA