Following the enormous success of the first Housing First Partners Conference, our second conference was held in Chicago Illinois. HFPC 2014 was deeper in scope and programming and attracted experts from an even wider field.
We had over 100 compelling and insightful presentations this year. We're pleased to host them here on our website, as downloadable PDFs.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Why Housing First?
"...Housing First is first and foremost about being truly attentive and respectful of what people experiencing homelessness need and want. It means being active and mindful listeners to our customers. And what have our customers told us time and time again? They want a home, a community of support, and the chance to live a self-determined and unconstrained life..."
-2012 HFPC Keynote, Richard Cho, CSH
More than 26 miles of uninterrupted lakefront, 15 miles of sandy beaches, an 18-mile bike path, and hundreds of beautiful parks like Millennium Park and Lincoln Park nestled within a skyline of architectural wonders. Chicago offers a truly unique mix of global attractions - something for everyone - world-renowned restaurants, premier shopping, dynamic theater, vibrant nightlife, and breathtaking views.
Our first conference exceeded all expectations with 650 attendees, over 50 sessions, and keynotes by policy and thought leaders within the field. Attendees engaged in an impassioned dialogue about the many facets of Housing First policy and practice, furthering our collective mission of ending homelessness.