Faces in the Crowd: Forum on Housing First

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Here are highlights, in photographs, from The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s forum on homelessness solutions presented Feb. 11 in partnership with the Record Searchlight and Shasta Community Health Center.

It featured Lloyd Pendleton, former director of the Utah Homeless Task Force, who spoke on the issue of homelessness and its impact on a community. He stressed the need for cooperation between multiple agencies in the county, city and private sector with the topic “How Utah Implemented Housing First and Reduced Homelessness.” In 2005, Pendleton and his staff drafted a plan to address Utah’s chronic homelessness and after 10 years the numbers that population is down by 91 percent due, in part, to an aggressive housing first model.

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