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BringingTeam:Dan Ben-Horin, Evan Carver, Housing FirstMatt Farrar, Dylan Grabowski,Annalisa McDaniel, Kara to YourSilbernagel, Phillip Supino CommunityProfessor Bruce Goldstein
2Agenda Introduction: Why Housing First? National Organizations Case Study Takeaways: How to Win Friends and Influence People Location, Location, Location Go Slow to Go Fast Have Lots of Meetings Make New Friends but Keep the Old Conclusion World Café
3Why Housing First? Developed in the early 1990s in New York Alternative to the traditional “continuum of care” model Places chronically homeless individuals directly into permanent housing. Our research can be applied to future Housing First facility siting in Boulder.
6Win Friends… Quasi-Public Public (Spurred by(Government Public Initiative) Agencies) Building Coalitions Non-Profits (e.g., Church Groups)
7 …and Influence People Political City SupportCouncil Mayor U.S. & State RepresentativesCleveland OH Denver Minneapolis CO MN
8Political Support cont. Governor John Hickenlooper, State Representative Crisanta Duran, and State Senator Betty Boyd at the “The Housing First Initiative opening of Renaissance Uptown. is a program that deserves strong support." Matt Zone, Cleveland City Council, Ward 15
13Go Slow to Go Fast Be It’s Transparent Never EmpowerToo Early Champions Community Engagement ...but Engage the Know Opposition... When to Cut Bait
14 Have Lots of Meetings… Collaborative Processes The Follow-Beginning Up The Middle (Design & Advocacy)Cleveland, Denver, CO Portland, OH ME
15…Then Go Out For Drinks Ensure collaboration is: • Meaningful • Long-lasting
16Make New Friends, But Keep the Old Long-Term Agreements Good Community Neighbor Benefits Agreement AgreementPortland Denver Minneapolis OR CO MN
17 Make New Friends. The Process Maintain and Bring Include both Ensure real, Sign RevisitEveryone to experts and collaborative Agreement Agreement the Table laypeople input Regularly
18 Agreements usually address:Communication Property Safety Engagement•Open avenues •Maintaining •Safety for •Engaging for expressing clean and surrounding Housing First concerns, both attractive residents Residents in current and facility •Safety for community future •Community clients events•List of key ownership •24-hour •Advisory contacts to (both resident surveillance Committees address these and clients) with diverse concerns representation
19 ConclusionBest Practices “Takeaways” • The Coalition Matters • Location Matters • The Tortoise beats the Hare • Engage and Collaborate with the Community • Long-term supporters are just as important as new onesWorld Café