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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.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on the success of the Housing First model and spoke with Sam Tsemberis of Pathways to Housing

Read Barbara Poppe’s keynote address and watch Home for Good LA’s PSA focused on a Housing First model: