News & Updates

September 25, 2015

In this engaging program from KTOO, Alaska public media, Nancy Burke, the Senior Program Director of the Alaska Mental Health Trust, moderates an in-depth discussion on Housing First with our CEO Sam Tsemberis and DESC Founder, Bill Hobson.

June 24, 2015

Guest Blogger Emily Buzzell: How Coordinated Entry and Housing First Work Together to Connect Individuals with Homes

Khalid immigrated to the US from Egypt about 20 years ago. He was homeless, and no one knew for sure how long he had lived in D.C.

June 15, 2015

Housing First Is Ending Veteran Homelessness in New York 

Since adopting the Housing First model, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made remarkable progress in ending Veteran homelessness.

June 4, 2015

Guest Blogger Richard Cho: Housing First Is About Changing Systems

I must make a confession. When I first came to Washington to work for USICH, I was a bit skeptical about how sold the Federal government was on Housing First.