The Homelessness Task Force of Greater Kansas City will sponsor Iain De Jong, a national consultant on homelessness system change, for a conversation around developing a service prioritization system and the Housing First philosophy.
This system would help connect at-risk and homeless individuals and families to the organization that can best meet their needs for services and resources, and is required as part of the federal Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act.
De Jong will give his full presentation on “Building a Unified Homelessness System using Service Prioritization and the Housing First Philosophy” at the quarterly meeting of the Homelessness Task Force from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Mo. The meeting is open to the public. Reservations may be made to Lisa Elsas, email@example.com (preferred, but not required to attend).
Iain De Jong is a passionate advocate for positive social change. He has been involved in several projects that have been awarded and acknowledged nationally and internationally. This includes acknowledgement for creating one of the eight best housing practices in the world by the U.N.’s World Habitat Awards, a national best practice by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and a gold leadership award winner by Deloitte and IPAC as the best municipal program.