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Past Webinar: Lessons from California’s Homekey Program

On Thursday, April 14, the Terner Center hosted Lessons from California’s Homekey Program. The webinar explores lessons from the first round of funding for California’s Homekey initiative, an innovative program developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to address homelessness by dramatically increasing funding for interim and permanent supportive housing, often through motel/hotel conversions.

Drawing from our paper on the subject, this webinar covers how local agencies, service providers, and nonprofit developers are implementing Homekey in regions across the state, including different approaches to using Homekey funds and providing housing and resident services. The webinar also addresses the implications for future rounds of Homekey as well as lessons that are more broadly applicable to affordable housing and homelessness programs.

Introductory Remarks:
Gustavo Velasquez, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Presentation:
Ryan Finnigan, Senior Research Associate, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Panel Moderator:
Amy Anderson, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Foundation and California Interagency Council on Homelessness Council Member

Panelists:
Gabriel Maldonado, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TruEvolution
Tomiquia Moss, Founder and Chief Executive, All Home
Ann Sewill, General Manager, Los Angeles Housing Department

Watch the full video here and find the presentation slide deck here.

 

We are grateful to the Wells Fargo Foundation for their support of our research on the Homekey program, including the report and webinar highlighting the lessons from Homekey 1.0.

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