Rethink Homelessness | Shelley Lauten | TEDxOrlando

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Shelley, the CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, shares her organization’s “Housing First” approach to homelessness along with the organization’s surprising results.
The Commission is a tri-county organization whose mission is to eradicate homelessness across
the region.
The Housing First approach and it’s great impact (is much better than the Treatment First model).
It is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do.
We must get families stabilized in HOMES.  
The strategy based on a shared common vision of what we want to see happen
We must raise wages.
We must lower housing costs.
We must subsidize certain costs (transportation, etc).
We need Data, deadlines and a clear vision to get this accomplished.
It all starts with great data — with deadlines (clear and consistent so we don’t forget who we’re serving). 
We all need to invest into homelessness to resolve it (not just government funding). It’s going to take all of us.  
Can you believe that everyone deserves a home!…

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