Understanding Homelessness

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location

Virtual Event: Join the Webinar

Contact

Stefanie Knowlton - stefanie.knowlton@pdx.edu

Addressing homelessness is a two-pronged approach: We must determine how to produce the needed housing and services to end homelessness while supporting people who are experiencing homelessness right now. How do we balance the emergency response and the long-term planning? And how do we make sure that solutions focus on Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color so that racial disparities due to historic and systemic racism don't continue to grow? Dr. Marisa Zapata discusses what the research shows in this community conversation in order to help move forward together on this vital issue.

Understanding Homelessness - Presented by the Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative
Tuesday, May 4
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Understanding Homelessness

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