Technical Assistance Resource Page: Housing (2011)
Homelessness by definition has to do with lack of housing. Access to decent affordable housing is essential to prevent and end homelessness. The more skilled and knowledgeable providers are about the housing application process, negotiating tenancy issues, and developing community awareness, the more they can assist people in exiting homelessness.
The answer is “Yes” to each of these questions. Affordable, safe, and decent housing for individuals with limited income is scarce. Locating these resources is a daunting task even without the stereotypes and generalizations that result in discrimination against people experiencing homelessness and mental illness.
- Would knowing the laws help people move into housing?
- Would knowing the laws help people retain housing?
- Would knowing the laws help people avoid eviction?
We have created this housing acquisition and retention web page to:
- answer your housing questions;
- provide a site where successful housing practices can be shared; and
- direct you to individuals, agencies, publications, regulations and laws that address housing acquisition and retention. (Authors)
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