Reducing Evictions

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Audio | October 23, 2007

This audio conference focused on CAMBA, a community based homeless prevention program.  CAMBA, based in Brooklyn, New York is one of the sites implementing New York City’s HomeBase homeless prevention initiative.  Under this initiative, New York City contracted with community-based organizations working in high poverty neighborhoods that have high rates of homelessness.  The community organizations were charged with reducing the rate in which families enter the city’s homeless shelter system.  Using data from the city’s HMIS system, CAMBA targets populations at highest risk of entering the shelter system to promote housing stability or relocate families immediately from doubled up situations, circumventing reliance on the shelter system.  Melissa Mowery from CAMBA will discuss her organization’s efforts to outreach at-risk families, stabilize families and access rental housing in a very difficult rental market.