Housing People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) Series: Cultural Competence for Housing PWUDs

Washington, D.C.

NASTAD Drug User Health is pleased to announce a five-part webinar series, Housing People Who Use Drugs. The series will focus on the complexities and considerations of providing housing services for people who are in active drug use and experiencing housing instability. The webinar topics will 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 will include speakers from harm reduction organizations and other service agencies working with PWUD from across the country.  

The first topic will be “Cultural Competence for Housing PWUD.” This webinar will focus 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 will be joined by Jessica Martinez from HIPS in Washington, DC, and Calvin Hillary Hylton from Indigenous Peoples Task Force in Minneapolis, Minnesota.