Welcome TO hfpc 2020

"Housing First – What’s Second?  Empowerment, Health and Recovery!"

Presented by DESC and Pathways Housing First

Pre-Conference: March 16, 2020
Conference: March 17 - 19, 2020

Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

Join us for a dynamic three-day conference and pre-conference institutes that will feature workshops, plenaries, TED-style talks, interviews and inspiring presentations from providers, researchers, policy makers and those with lived experience, all of whom are passionately engaged in ending chronic homelessness. There will be opportunities to meet with colleagues in the Housing First community from around the world and to engage with and debate with your colleagues and leaders in the field.

HFPC has established a foundational forum and dialogue for housing, health, behavioral health and substance-use 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. The conference continues to provide an opportunity for individuals, organizations, communities and the government to work together to learn, collaborate and expand the implementation of Housing First across all elements of homelessness services, housing systems, research and policy change.

Housing First works!  Housing First is recognizing that everyone can achieve stability in housing.  Evidence shows that housing is the foundation for achieving goals to improve health, recovery and well-being.  HFPC 2020 will provide a forum to put housing first, and provide people access to the care and support they need to maintain housing and achieve a good quality of life. At its core, HFPC represents the struggles and hopes of the people most impacted by Housing First – the hundreds and thousands who have already chartered their own recovery from homelessness, mental conditions, abuse or addiction, and an equally large number who may soon benefit from the stability, respect and hope that Housing First can bring them.

Conference attendees include representatives from local, state and federal governments; research and policy experts; funders; medical and behavioral health practitioners; housing and homeless service providers; property managers; peer specialists; veterans; people with lived experience of homelessness; faith community representatives; and more. Participants attend from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Nearly 800 people attended each of the past four conferences. We anticipate this number will continue to grow for 2020!

2012 & 2014 Conference Highlights

HFPC in 2012 and 2014 attracted service providers in the field of homelessness from around the country and the world. Thought leaders and policy experts gave keynotes. Attendees engaged in an impassioned dialogue about the many facets of Housing First policy and practice, furthering our collective mission of ending homelessness.  Above video provides a brief glimpse of the first Housing First Partners Conference of Spring 2012.

Read more about past HFPC...

2016 Taking Housing First to Scale

HFPC 2016: Taking Housing First to Scale held in Los Angeles on March 22-25, 2016 was an overwhelming success, attracting over 800 attendees and 160 presentations. Thought leaders and policy experts gave inspiring, informative and engaging keynotes and presentations. Attendees engaged in an impassioned dialogue about the many facets of Housing First and what it means to take Housing First to scale. HFPC 2016 furthers the conversation about the interpretation and implementation of the Housing First model as a Best Practice in ending homelessness, especially chronic homelessness.

2018 Assuring Program Integrity in a Changing Environment

HFPC 2018: Assuring Program Integrity in a Changing Environment held in Denver, Colorado on April 9-12, 2018 was an overwhelming success, attracting over 800 attendees and 165+ presentations focused on how the principles and values of Housing First are useful in guiding a consistent approach to program practice, even as populations served and locations expand, and assuring that Housing First remains a person-centered and consumer-driven intervention. Thought leaders and policy experts gave inspiring, informative and engaging keynotes and presentations.