The Intersection of Race, Caste, and Homelessness

Virtual Event Virtual Event

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the deep racial inequalities in our world and we wanted to bring this issue to the forefront during our Vanguard City Summit. This convening will allow Vanguard Cities to ask questions and think more deeply about the intersection of race, caste, and homelessness in their own communities, and discuss ways to better address the issues related to race and caste in homelessness service provision, systems, and policy.

Free

Scaling Up Housing First

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Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that offers permanent housing with supportive services. Many Vanguard Cities are working to expand housing-led approaches to homelessness including Housing First and this convening will focus on the implementation of Housing First, deploying support services, and how cities can scale up Housing First to end homelessness in their communities.

Free

Systems Change to End Homelessness in the Post-Pandemic City

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Many cities have drastically changed their systems due to COVID-19. This convening will focus on strategies to keep positive changes in cities post-pandemic and also have a discussion on ending homelessness with systems thinking. The convening will focus on lessons learned during the pandemic, positive systems changes, and what the road forward looks like regarding ending homelessness in a post-COVID-19 world. We will also talk about ways communities can re-orient systems using data to advance work to end homelessness.

Free

Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Digital Conference

Online

Westminster Insight’s Tackling Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Digital Conference will explore how positive response to homelessness can be sustained and progress can be made post-Covid-19 to ensure no one who is experiencing street homelessness needs to go back to sleeping rough.

Homelessness, SDG 1 and Sustainable Recovery from COVID19: Poverty left behind

Online

United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) co-organized with Institute of Global Homelessness Homelessness is the manifestation of the failure to implement the right to adequate housing and to an adequate standard of living among others fundamental rights. The variations in definition for homelessness and homelessness-related conditions carries significant complications in terms of the consistency of […]

Housing First in International Contexts: Community of Impact Webinar Series

Online

Housing First has been widely adapted throughout the world since being developed by Dr. Sam Tsemberis. Housing First programs have been found to be highly effective at achieving housing stability for chronically homeless individuals with complex needs. In this webinar, Dr. Sam Tsemberis and speakers from three international cities, Edmonton, Canada; Glasgow, Scotland, and Santiago, […]

World Homeless Day: A Global Conversation on Homelessness

Online

Engaging in robust, inclusive discussions about complex issues, such as homelessness, are necessary to draw connections between these global successes, scale best practices among practitioners, and catalyze prevention and eradication. IGH will host an organized, online discussion where practitioners, researchers, policymakers, advocates, etc. will meet to exchange knowledge and perspectives about  the state of homelessness […]

IGH Community of Impact Webinar Series: Launch of the International Journal on Homelessness

Online

The Ruff Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) is proud to partner with the International Journal on Homelessness (IJOH) to celebrate the launch of its first issue. For the webinar, researchers will present their papers featured in the first issue of the journal. The webinar will be held in English, with Spanish interpretation available. If you […]

United Nations Commission for Social Development 60th Session Side Event

End Homelessness & Poverty to Achieve Inclusive Recovery & Dignity for All Through the SDGs intends to highlight the role of government leaders and civil society organizations in promoting housing solutions that are inclusive and capture the needs of the people it targets, which should not compromise their social well-being and dignity.

Partnering with People of Lived Experience: Community of Impact Webinar

In the webinar, we will hear from experts by experience and other leaders in the sector about the impact of involving people with first-hand experiences of homelessness in designing and implementing homelessness services. The webinar will discuss ways to partner with people of lived experience, developing more inclusive policies, and how ultimately it leads to more successful programs and better long-term outcomes.

Climate Change: Multiple Risks for Homeless Women and Girls

Climate change may be the most important global human rights crisis of our time. Homeless people, who are already among the most vulnerable in societies, are disproportionately impacted as they have fewer resources. Register here: https://depaul.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkfumvqDsrE92yU3irDrHfid7ZzpvSaQIr