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April 11 at 6-8pm: Housing is Healthcare Part 1 – panel conversation
As part of our “Welcome to the COVID Hotel” exhibit we will host several panel discussions exploring housing as a human right.

The conversation, “Housing is Healthcare, Part 1” is intended to highlight the experiences of frontline workers involved with LA County’s Quarantine and Isolation (QI) sites during the COVID-19 pandemic and to explore lessons learned about how to expeditiously place and maintain homeless individuals successfully in housing. Key topics will include housing placement and retention strategies, Housing First successes and failures, anticipating post-placement challenges, the role of permanent supportive housing on the housing continuum, best practices for ongoing support, and markers of successful transition, including measurement criteria and anticipatory strategies.

Our panelists are… Heidi Behforouz, MD Chief Medical Officer, Housing For Health, LA County Department of Health Services, Angi Enriquez, RN, PHN, Permanent Supportive Housing Supervisor, Housing For Health LA County Department of Health Services, and Steve Diaz, Skid Row Activist. moderated by Clancey Cornell, a clinical social worker and member of LAPD’s archive staff whose interviews are featured in the exhibition.