|Evicted: Lessons from Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati
||Matthew Desmond cast a spotlight on America’s eviction crisis, noting that evictions are not just a symptom of poverty, but a cause. Localities across the country, including several in Ohio, are taking action. Hear from presenters working in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati to stem the tide of evictions, protect tenants, and prevent homelessness.
|Housing at the Center: A Foundation to Thrive
||In this session we will hear how providers utilize housing programs to meet the needs of special populations in Ohio. This session highlights the Ohio 811 project which provides rental subsidies to low-income Ohioans with disabilities; Scholar House which gives young parents the stability to advance their education; and EDEN Inc.’s Returning Home Ohio program, which connects returning citizens to private rental units.
|Impact of Hotels as Non-Congregate Emergency Shelters
||Researchers from the University of Washington and the King County, Washington recently studied the use of non-congregate hotel settings to serve people experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area. Their findings help inform future strategic responses to homelessness and public health crises as a return to high-density shelters may not be an option due to ongoing public health concerns.