Housing First Conference in New Orleans brings leaders together to improve, share this successful model
March 26, 2012
Last week over 650 service providers from around the country participated in the first ever national Housing First Conference. The conference was sponsored by Pathways to Housing and DESC, Inc. The Conference focused on the ways to integrate the Housing First model into every aspect of a community’s plan to end homelessness and included workshops on identifying target populations, shifting service systems to Housing First models, integrated care models, and others. USICH Executive Director Barbara Poppe gave a keynote address at the conference, noting the importance of a Housing First model as a cornerstone of a community’s plan to address chronic homelessness and the need for housing and health care integration to make supportive housing work.