|Hosting International Homelessness Research Conference at Penn
May 21, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 33
The University of Pennsylvania will be the site for a two-day International Homelessness Research Conference: Advancing the Policy and Practice of Crisis Response Systems on June 3-4.
Dr. Dennis Culhane, the Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice and research director for the VA’s National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, is the organizer. He said the conference will create connections among researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the globe.
“Internationally, we’ve been collaborating on many important innovations to address homelessness, including efforts at prevention and ‘housing-first’ strategies for people who experience long-term homelessness. This conference will enable us to share the results of those efforts with each other and with a larger audience,” Dr. Culhane said.
Designed to showcase the latest research in advancing the policy and practice of homeless crisis-response systems, the conference will draw attendees and presenters from the United States, Australia, Canada and Europe. It will feature international perspectives on homeless prevention, outreach, housing programs and the effectiveness of new interventions.
Shaun Donovan, secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, will deliver the keynote address.
The conference is free for conference committee members, Veterans Affairs employees and faculty and staff at the School of Social Policy & Practice.