Family Connection and Building
Systems to End Homelessness
On September 10, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will host a webinar, Family Connection: Tailored Interventions and Assistance.
Millions of extremely low-income households do not have access to affordable housing, which puts them at-risk for housing instability and the types of crises that can result in homelessness. As a result, the 2013 Point-In-Time Count found 222,197 people in families-an estimated 70,960 households-experiencing homelessness on a single night in January.
In order to end family homelessness, community systems must be in place to connect families and their children to interventions and assistance that are tailored to the unique needs of everyone in the household. This webinar is intended to provide communities and stakeholders with information on how to utilize a range of resources and program models to better serve families, including rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, affordable housing, and transitional housing.
Featured Presenters will include:
- Katie Kitchin, Community Alliance for the Homeless, Memphis, TN
- Gwen McQueeney, Northern Virginia Family Service, Manassas, VA
- Todd Shenk, HUD
- Lindsay Knotts, USICH
This is the second informational webinar in a series on building systems to end family homelessness.
Click here to register.