September 7, 2022, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (US Central)

Ben Brustkern, Friends of the Family
Crissy Canganelli, Shelter House
Cynthia Latcham, Anawim

Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Learn how three Iowa homeless providers have successfully implemented housing first and permanent supportive housing initiatives. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how partnerships were formed, different funding sources used, challenges overcome, lessons learned as well as a look at the data that shows the lives saved and cost savings realized from a reduction of community emergency services used.