Feb 4, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
As you read this, Lila Anna Sauls and I are living it up in NYC! Just kidding! We are leaving for NYC tomorrow morning, but we’re actually attending the annual Beyond Housing conference put on by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH).
Dec 3, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Two “buzzwords”/ hot topics in the housing sector: Rapid Rehousing and Housing First. Both of these ideas essentially follow the belief of: “move a person experiencing homelessness into permanent housing as quickly as possible to have the best outcomes.”
Sounds great, right? In some cases and in some places, it has been; (initially, at least—we don’t have much long-term data yet). And research has shown that when dealing with specific populations—chronically homeless single men, for instance—the practice has been largely successful.
However, I think, and new research shows, that for families, Housing First is not always the answer.