As Your Way Home moves into it's sixth year of implementation, the initiative will be embracing a new strategic framework that expands their work to include addressing the crisis of affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and equity.
Over the past four years, Your Way Home has created and adopted the core strategies known to be effective in ending homelessness: adopting a housing first approach, coordinated entry, and rapid re-housing, among others. The next step in this process is an effort to proactively combat, in meaningful and authentic ways, the impact of historical and ongoing institutionalized discrimination in housing practices as well as the lack of affordable housing in Montgomery County.
2018 Annual Summit: Advancing Equity
The Summit is the annual celebration of Your Way Home, Montgomery County's system and public-private partnership to end homelessness. The summit celebrated a reduction in homelessness, in Montgomery County, by 37% since 2013, and announced newly adopted strategies related to eviction and homelessness prevention, addressing the affordable housing crisis, and equity.
Your Way Home also presented three Champions for Change Awards recognizing the outstanding contributions from key individuals across different sectors of our partnership. The 2018 Champions for Change were:
Allegra Cressman, Executive Director, Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line
Margaret Hunsicker, Magisterial District Judge, Montgomery County
Russell Johnson, President & CEO, HealthSpark Foundation
RACE & HOMELESSNESS RESOURCES
Racism, Homelessness and Philanthropy: t3 Changing the Conversation (March 28, 2016)