Michigan Campaign to End Homelessness Holds 8th Annual Homeless Summit

Sep 17, 2013, 15:17 ET from Michigan State Housing Development Authority

8th Annual Summit on Ending Homelessness – "Taking it to the Next Level"

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supportive services for homeless veterans and families and 15 things to stop doing if you want to end homelessness are just a few of the topics to be addressed at this year's statewide Homeless Summit.  Also available for release is the latest summary of homeless numbers and trends in Michigan based on Michigan Statewide Homeless Management Information System (MSHMIS) data.

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Nationally renowned expert in successfully addressing the rapid re-housing needs of the homeless in the areas of mental illness and addiction, Dr. Sam Tsemberis is the keynote speaker and is available to interview with the media immediately following his 9 a.m. keynote.

Research shows prevention and rapid re-housing are more effective and less expensive than strategies that rely primarily on emergency shelters.

WHEN: September 18-19

WHERE: Bavarian Inn Lodge, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI

WHO:  Scott Woosley, Executive Director, Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Kelly Rose, Newly appointed Director of Rental Assistance & Homeless Solutions, MSHDA

Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D. Keynote speaker, CEO of Pathways to Housing and on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He is currently participating in national studies of homelessness, mental illness and addiction in the U.S., Canada and Europe and has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics and published the Housing First Manual by Hazelden Press.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN TO END HOMELESSNESS AND AGENDA: http://www.thecampaigntoendhomelessness.org/WhatsNew/HomelessSummit.aspx.

SOURCE Michigan State Housing Development Authority