Housing People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) Series: Sheltering Drug Users 101

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Washington, D.C.

On February 2, 2022, NASTAD's Drug User Health team hosted “Sheltering Drug Users 101,” the second webinar in NASTAD's five-part webinar series, "Housing People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs)." This webinar discussed what housing service providers need to know about working with and supporting people in active use and/or in treatment. We also discussed recommendations for services or resources to have available at day/overnight shelters. We were joined by Dave Elkins from Jimmy Heath House in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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

Please contact Meredith McCarthy or Billy Golden with questions.