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CURA Housing Forum - Hennepin County Housing First Partnership

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March 30, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Hanson Hall, Room 1-103
1925 4th Street S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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The Hennepin County Housing First Partnership will be presented as a model for collaboration and building community partnerships from which participants may gain ideas to incorporate into their housing programs. A decentralization of core functions and a large pool of housing providers has allowed for a rapid start up of over 1,000 households housed within five years. Roughly 83% of the clients have remained in this Housing First program or have successfully moved into other permanent housing.


  • Lisa Thornquist, Ph.D., Human Services and Public Health and Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness
  • Markus Klimenko, Program Manager of Housing and Homeless Initiatives, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health
  • Pamela Koens, M.A. Clinical Psychology, Housing First Project Lead, Housing and Homeless Initiatives
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