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The Housing First page is dedicated to providing a space to exchange best practices, tools and support documents related to the Housing First Approach.

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DiscussionLived Experience , and Peer engagement.

Al Wiebe  -  3 Replies  -  3 months ago

DiscussionCo-signing leases for clients of HF programs

Denise Heringer  -  6 Replies  -  5 months ago

DiscussionHousing First Fund Development

Faith McFarland  -  0 Replies  -  5 months ago

QuestionPaying damages

Lynda Ireland  -  5 Replies  -  6 months ago

Discussion5 Core Principles of Housing First

Moderator/ Modérateur  -  1 Reply  -  7 months ago

DiscussionLandlord Roundtable

Jay Nowak  -  4 Replies  -  14 months ago

DiscussionLandlord Engagement

Moderator/ Modérateur  -  10 Replies  -  14 months ago

DiscussionHousing First and Youth

Sandy Dietrich-Bell  -  2 Replies  -  15 months ago

DiscussionAsk Me Anything! I am Wally Czech, Housing First Specialist with the City o…

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Bryan Sali  -  7 Replies  -  17 months ago

QuestionMotel Vouchers

Jay Nowak  -  1 Reply  -  17 months ago

DiscussionHousing First and client who have history of violence

Anne Burrill  -  1 Reply  -  18 months ago

QuestionCalculating inflow of (chronically) homeless

Robbie Brydon  -  1 Reply  -  18 months ago

Discussion"Big Picture"

Chris Baulman  -  0 Replies  -  21 months ago

DiscussionWelcome to the Housing First Page

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What is Housing First?

'Housing First' is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed.

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