Integrating Persons with Lived Experiences in our Efforts to Prevent and End Homelessness
Individuals with lived experience of homelessness not only have stories to tell about the impact of homelessness on their lives or about how affordable housing and support services helped them stabilize their lives.
- What will people with lived experience gain from their involvement? Will they gain a sense of power to end homelessness? This can bey very important to people that may have felt powerless much of their lives.
- What will the organization and community gain?
- How is their time being compensated and what training and professional development is being offered? More about this below
- How will their participation lead to changes in policies and priorities?