Emergency Assistance Strategies to Prevent Homelessness

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Audio | August 15, 2006

This audio conference focused on emergency assistance strategies to prevent homelessness. Dan Shepley, from the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention in Indianapolis, Indiana, shared the city’s efforts to develop and strengthen emergency assistance programs through targeting interventions and partnering with neighborhood-based organizations. Heather Lyons, from the Bureau of Housing and Community Development in Portland, Oregon, shared details about Portland’s Transition to Housing pilot program. This program relies on partnerships with nine diverse community agencies, including organizations that serve families, people living with HIV/AIDS, seniors, people with mental illnesses, and those living in shelters or on the streets