Homelessness and Housing First

On April 6, 2023, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) will host a virtual PD&R Quarterly Update on Housing First, a service model that addresses homelessness by quickly getting individuals and households experiencing homelessness into housing without any preconditions or barriers. After a housing market update from PD&R’s Kevin Kane and a data spotlight segment from PD&R’s Veronica Helms Garrison, Jeff Olivet from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness will provide remarks. The event will then feature two panel discussions. The first panel will highlight Housing First activities in Richmond, New Orleans, Houston, and Mississippi, and the second panel will look at the work being done in Seattle, Washington.

Update on U.S. Housing Market Conditions

  • Kevin Kane, Chief Housing Market Analyst, Economic Market Analysis Division, PD&R/HUD

Data Spotlight

  • Veronica Helms Garrison, Analyst, PD&R/HUD

Keynote Remarks

  • Jeff Olivet, Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Panel: Communities in Action

  • Moderator: Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs at HUD
  • Kelly King Horne (she/her), Executive Director, Homeward
  • Martha J. Kegel, Executive Director, UNITY of Greater New Orleans
  • Ana Rausch, Vice President of Program Operations, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
  • Mary Simons, Executive Director and CEO, Open Doors Homeless Coalition

Panel: Housing First in Seattle

  • Moderator: Margaret Salazar, HUD Regional Administrator, Region 10
  • David Canavan, Canavan Associates
  • Marc Dones (they/them), CEO, King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Additional Information

Thursday, April 6, 2023
2:00-4:00 pm ET
Virtual Event

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