Our Approach

We believe that the strengths of already existing mainstream and community-based services systems can be further enhanced through a refocusing on societal challenges beyond their traditional domains. Our local initiatives in the City and County of Los Angeles have provided us the context within which to explore the challenges to developing a cross-sector and adaptable housing interventions framework targeted to vulnerable and disadvantaged children, youth, and families.


Each webinar is comprised of a 60-minute interactive ZOOM presentation – followed by a 30-minute interactive Q/A and discussion. Webinar sessions will be scheduled weekly beginning in January 2021. Pre-registration is required. Once pre-registration is received, links will be sent individually one week prior to each session. Upon request, specific webinar sessions can be developed for organizations, localities and diverse services delivery systems.

Learning Modules – Curriculum

General Overview of Housing Instability

  • Impacts on Child & Family Health & Well-Being
  • Impacts on Early Childhood Development
  • Impacts on Educational Outcomes
  • Impacts on Maternal Health & Mental Health
  • Impacts on Pre-natal & Infant Mortality
  • Impacts on Neighborhood & Community

Developing a New Housing-Centric Framework

  • Prevalence & Indicators of Housing Instability 
  • Identifying the Problem & Developing a Response
  • Direct Services Providers Surveys & Focus Groups
  • Governmental Reports & Documentation
  • The First Responders & Housing Safety Net Teams

Housing Safety Net Tools & Templates

  • Integrating Housing Interventions into Existing Protocols & Practices
  • Developing Place-Based Response Templates
  • Housing Coordinators & the Housing Safety Net Team
  • Cross-Sector & Interagency Collaborations

WEBINAR #1: The New Housing-Centered Framework

Overview of housing instability and its detrimental impacts on health & wellbeing


WEBINAR #2: Developing Housing Safety Nets

The Role of Housing Coordinators in diverse services systems


WEBINAR #3: Early Intervention & Homelessness Prevention

Shelters for families should be the “referral of last resort”

WEBINAR #4: Housing Instability & the Pandemic

Including lessons from the Los Angeles Promise Zone


Training Module: Housing  Interventions 

Four consecutive sessions providing step-by-step guidance in development of a place-based housing safety net.

SPECIAL WEBINAR: Housing First for Families 

 Learn from the innovator of “Housing First” for Families (It’s not what you think!)

Our work is grounded by the real-life experiences of vulnerable families and children and the challenges they face daily. We believe that local programs and communities are the “social laboratories” in which this process of moving from ideas to action to impact originates and occurs.

We also understand the vital role of innovation as a tool for social change. Re-visioning requires innovative thinking, creative problem-solving, and risk-taking.

Our efforts are framed within a context based on, and informed by, the progressive realization of basic human rights, including the basic human right to adequate housing.

For more information on the Human Right to Housing, please go to www.homelesslaw.org