Housing People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) Series: Cultural Competence for Housing PWUDs
On January 5, 2022, NASTAD's Drug User Health team hosted “Cultural Competence for Housing PWUD,” the first webinar in NASTAD's five-part webinar series, "Housing People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs)." This webinar focused on cultural humility and awareness when serving PWUD experiencing homelessness and housing instability, particularly on clientele who are Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. We were joined by Jessica Martinez from HIPS in Washington, DC, and Calvin Hillary Hylton from Indigenous Peoples Task Force in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Housing People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) Webinar Series focuses on the complexities and considerations of providing housing services for people who are in active drug use and experiencing housing instability. The webinar topics include cultural competence when housing people who use drugs (PWUD), program models for housing PWUD, federal funding for housing, and Section 8 barriers when working with PWUD involved in the criminal legal system. Each webinar includes speakers from harm reduction organizations and other service agencies working with PWUD from across the country.
The webinar series began on January 5, 2022, and reconvened on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET through May 4, 2022. All recordings from this webinar series can be found on NASTAD’s "Housing People Who Use Drugs" resource page.