Upcoming SAMHSA Webinar: Homelessness Prevention


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network has announced a webinar on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 24, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — According to national data, on any given night, nearly 672,000 Americans are homeless: nearly 40 percent are members of homeless families and nearly 20 percent are veterans. The longer someone has been homeless, the more difficult—and expensive—it becomes to restore stability. A 2011 expert panel on homelessness prevention highlighted pertinent research and specific strategies for preventing homelessness. This webinar will include participants from that panel and draw from information gained from that expert panel discussion.

Homelessness prevention has been the focus of growing interest in the field. Not only is this a compassionate strategy, but it makes better fiscal sense. Once people have become homeless, it quickly becomes more difficult—and more expensive—to return them to sustainable self-sufficiency. Though the evidence base for homelessness prevention is in its early stages, recent efforts with the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) and a history derived from Federal initiatives provide information on lessons learned and suggest strategies that should be examined, studied, evaluated, and implemented.

This 90-minute webinar offers an opportunity for providers and policymakers to hear about innovative homelessness prevention strategies and guiding principles articulated by the experts involved in the expert panel event. The webinar will offer lessons learned from a range of federal initiatives, strategies to prevent homelessness, and insights from the field.

To register for this webinar, click here.

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