Transitioning to a Housing First Approach

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Audio | August 15, 2006

This audio conference focused on Transitioning to Housing First. This approach combines immediate assistance in obtaining permanent housing with follow-up case management services after a family or individual is housed. Housing First can significantly reduce the time people spend homeless and help better ensure that their return to housing is successful and permanent.  Featured speakers were Shirley Hendrickson of Hennepin County, Minnesota and Karen Murphy of the Salvation Army in Columbus, Ohio.  The call covered the challenges and strategies for transitioning from the more traditional shelter and transitional housing-centered approaches to a Housing First approach.