Years from now, we will look back on this event as marking the moment when Housing First went from being an experiment on the fringes of practice- viewed by some as one of those crazy ideas that would never work- to an established and central part of the effort to end homelessness and to reach the most vulnerable people...So everyone here in attendance today can now say that you were there at that critical turning point when Housing First went mainstream, and when all of you true believers, went from outsiders on the fringes of practice, became the insiders and leaders of a national movement.
— 2012 Conference Keynote, Richard Cho, CSH

HFPC 2012 in New Orleans forged this foundational national forum and dialogue for housing, health and mental health service providers, as well as federal, state and local government officials, researchers, advocates, trainers, peers, funders and thought leaders engaged in ending homelessness through Housing First approaches.  HFPC 2014 in Chicago expanded the discussion to include collective understanding of Housing First policy and practice at the local, national and international levels, and the role it is playing in changing mainstream systems.  At Los Angeles, California in 2016, we took Housing First to scale and expanded its implementation across all elements of homelessness services, housing systems and policy change.   

More than 600 people attended the first Housing First Partners Conference in 2012, and approximately 800 attended in 2014 and 2016.  All contributed to an impassioned dialogue about taking Housing First to scale, furthering our collective mission of ending homelessness.

Thank you for being a part of the past conferences and we hope to see you again in the next one!