#Homelessnessweek2021 & Innovation re-share

The Housing First approach to homelessness

Volaby is always inspired by amazing people and organisations who think outside the box and aren’t afraid to try new things in order to solve long standing challenges and community issues.

For #homelessnessweek2021, we decided to share an inspiring video (below) by the amazing Loyd Pendleton who shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness — providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions.

By far the biggest stand outs for us were:

  • How their initiative lead to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.

  • The courage, effort and patience that was taken to explore and test new ways of thinking in an industry that is typically apprehensive and somewhat fearful of risk and costly experiments

  • The ability for Loyd has a human and a leader to challenge his own core beliefs and values in order to improve his community and for the greater good.

Check out the video for yourself below and see what you think! 😃