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Audio | May 8, 2008

Among the families entering shelter each year are those who either lost a housing voucher or were evicted from public housing. For many, the loss of public housing will mean long stays in homelessness. Helping families retain housing assistance is one of the emerging best practice innovations in ending homelessness.

Speakers on this audio conference included Donna Trabue and Morris DeLaney of Volunteers of America Kentucky who provided information on how they have partnered with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority to prevent evictions from public housing. Beth Stokes of Hamilton Family Center in San Francisco shared her organization's efforts to prevent homelessness by serving families in assisted housing.