Transforming Homeless Services in Pierce County, Washington

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Webinar | February 22, 2016

Files: Transforming Homeless Services in Pierce County, Washington (mp4|46,529 KB)

Reallocating transitional housing to rapid re-housing is not easy, but the impact of doing so can be powerful.

This webinar examines how Pierce County, Washington conducted an extensive assessment of the county's homeless service system and determined that with no new funds, rapid re-housing was the answer to serving more households and better outcomes.  

Tess Colby, Housing and Community Development Manager for Pierce County and Joe O'Neil, Executive Director of Exodus Housing discuss the transformation of the homeless system using rapid re-housing and the impact it had on housing investments, families served, and overall implementation of coordinated entry and prioritization. O'Neil also touches on how to successfully use rapid re-housing to serve victims of domestic violence.