Addressing the Critical Need for Housing and Strategies to Improve Housing Access
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: People experiencing Homelessness
Topics: Aging out of Foster Care System, Homelessness, Housing Support, Post-discharge, Community Reentry
This webinar discusses barriers to housing and factors that contribute to unsheltered homelessness. A Housing First approach is introduced, with a successful example from Bergen County, New Jersey. It provides an overview of best practices for Housing First shelters as well as types of models to provide this shelter. Then, the presentation moves to supported housing programs with a case study of Atlanta, Georgia. The second half of the webinar is an open conversion.