Welcome to the Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC)

Providing high-quality, no-cost training for health and housing professionals in evidence-based practices that contributes to housing stability, recovery, and an end to homelessness.

About Us

HHRC was established in August 2020 with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Operated by Policy Research, Inc., HHRC works in partnership with national experts in homelessness, mental health, and substance use services to develop up-to-date, comprehensive toolkits, webinars, and self-paced online trainings.

Our Work

HHRC will provide training on housing and treatment models focused on adults, children, and families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness who have:

  • Serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance
  • Substance use disorders
  • Co-occurring disorders

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For general questions, please email us at: info@hhrctraining.org

Upcoming Webinar

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach with Events of Escalation

July 29, 3:00-4:30pm ET

Among individuals experiencing homelessness, there is a high prevalence of complex trauma, chronic health conditions, and serious mental illness. Trauma, compounded with acute health conditions, often impacts an individual’s ability to manage their distress. Join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center as our panelists explore using trauma-informed, compassionate, and respectful de-escalation techniques when aiding participants and staff during and after events of escalation.

Speakers

  • Mari Aceves, ED.D, DSW, BCBA, Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW, Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Panel discussion with peers and persons with lived expertise

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Our Work

  • Street Medicine for Unsheltered Individuals: Serving People Where They Are

    According to HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), over 225,000 people experienced unsheltered homelessness on a single night in 2020. Of those individuals, twenty-five percent self-reported having a serious mental illness or chronic substance use condition. Join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center as our panelists explore the benefits of incorporating mobile psychiatry with street outreach.

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    According to HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), over 225,000 people experienced unsheltered homelessness on a single night in 2020. Of those individuals, twenty-five percent self-reported having a serious mental illness or chronic substance use condition. Join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center as our panelists explore the benefits of incorporating mobile psychiatry with street outreach. Participants will learn about the street medicine model and the importance of utilizing a multi-disciplinary team to strengthen continuity of care and housing stability for the unsheltered population.

    Speakers

    • Aislinn Bird, MD, MHP, Psychiatrist, Co-founder of StreetHealth, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless
    • Brett H. Feldman, PA-C, Vice Chair, International Street Medicine Institute, Director, USC Family Medicine Division of Street Medicine, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Keck School of Medicine of USC
    • Wilma Lozada, Community Health Outreach Worker and Social Worker, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless
    • Lawrence Lincoln, Former Street Medicine Patient
  • Eviction Prevention and Housing Retention During and After COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic hardship and housing instability for millions of Americans. With eviction moratoria expected to expire at the end of 2020, individuals and families are at risk of losing their housing.

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic hardship and housing instability for millions of Americans. With eviction moratoria expected to expire at the end of 2020, individuals and families are at risk of losing their housing. Join SAMHSA’s new Homeless and Housing Resource Center to explore strategies for eviction prevention and housing retention. Participants will hear from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership, an experienced housing attorney, and local Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership about implementing data-informed, targeted prevention efforts that prioritize racial equity and will learn strategies that can be implemented now to prevent future housing instability when the moratoria expire.

    Speakers

    • John Kuhn, SSVF National Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Larry McDonough, Attorney at Law and Adjunct Professor of Law, Senior Minnesota Counsel, National Anti-Eviction Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    • Randy McCoy, Executive Director of Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH), Omaha, Nebraska
  • Supporting the Mental Health and Treatment Needs of Individuals Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in mental health and substance use disorders in the United States. Join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center in exploring equitable and culturally appropriate interventions to engage people experiencing homelessness in treatment and deliver services in non-congregate settings.

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    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in mental health and substance use disorders in the United States. Join SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center in exploring equitable and culturally appropriate interventions to engage people experiencing homelessness in treatment and deliver services in non-congregate settings. Participants will hear from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Central City Concern about the creative methods they have used during the pandemic. Participants will also learn self-care strategies from the National Council for Behavioral Health to avoid burnout during and after the pandemic.

    The National Council for Behavioral Health and National Health Care for the Homeless Council contributed to the development of this webinar.

    Speakers

    • Dave Iverson, MD, Director of Psychiatry, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, Colorado
    • Eowyn Rieke, MD, MPH, Blackburn Medical Director, in conversation with Walter Bailey, Peer Counselor at the Imani Center, Central City Concern, Portland, Oregon
    • Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW, Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

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We’re excited to bring you cutting-edge training related to housing and homelessness beginning in December 2020.