5.13 Creating Flexible Permanent Housing Options


Conference Presentation | July 27, 2012

Files: Flexible Permanent Housing Options by Lauren Baker (PDF | 315 KB | 11 slides)

Leasing a single apartment is not the only permanent housing solution for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. In some cases, shared housing or renting a room in a house may be a more preferable option. This workshop will provide information on how communities can identify alternative permanent housing opportunities for people exiting homelessness, and use diversion strategies to prevent households from having to enter the homeless assistance system. Strategies for funding these opportunities and partners that can be helpful in these endeavors will also be discussed.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Lauren Baker, The Salvation Army, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Lindsey Bishop, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Chicago, IL (Speaker/Moderator)
  • Vivian Wan, Abode Services, Oakland, CA