Dispatches from the 2018 Housing First Partners Conference

We marked a successful fourth Housing First Partners Conference (HFPC) in Denver this April!

Every two years, we gather together housing and homelessness service providers, funders, research and policy experts, medical and behavioral health practitioners and people with lived experience of homelessness from all over the country, as well as Canada, Europe, and beyond, to share knowledge and best practices. At its core, HFPC represents the struggles and hopes of the people most impacted by Housing First – the hundreds of thousands who have already charted their own recovery from homelessness, mental illness, abuse or addiction, and an equally large number who may soon benefit from the stability, respect and hope that Housing First can bring them.

The HFPC was launched in 2012 as a biennial conference to further the conversation among practitioners about Housing First as a proven model for ending homelessness for those with chronic health conditions and long stints of street homelessness. Since then, Housing First has been implemented across many elements of the crisis response and homeless systems and is being successfully applied in diverse interventions and as an overall community approach to addressing homelessness. Click here to learn more about the conference.

See some of the tweets below to get a sense of some of the awesome learning and collaborating going on! Be sure to follow #HFPC2018 to see the latest updates.