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Legacy launches new interactive housing website at sold-out event
HomebaseforHousing.org to revolutionize access to affordable housing in North Texas; speakers at Collaborative Educational Housing Event (CEHE) include representatives from Dallas Housing Authority, VA Hospital, Metrocare
WHO: Legacy Counseling Center Homebase for Housing Center
WHAT: CEHE, the Collaborative Educational Housing Event, discussing today's housing issues and solutions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the launch of http://www.HomebaseforHousing.org
WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2013, 10:00am-3:00pm.
WHERE: Center For Community Cooperation 2900 Live Oak Dallas TX 75204
CEHE was created to educate non-profit providers, social workers, and housing programs to provide solutions to real problems in housing by presenting seven speakers from various organizations, including the Dallas Housing Authority, VA Hospital, Lifenet and Metrocare. Topics of discussion include low income housing and housing for the formerly Incarcerated. The event is sold-out.
"Homebase for Housing is not just geared toward HIV+ people," said Melissa Grove, executive director of Legacy Counseling Center. "We designed the site for all North Texas people seeking help with housing because often today's homeless person is tomorrow's HIV-positive person."
According to Grove, Dallas has almost 6,000 homeless individuals and families, and Legacy has seen a marked increase in people needing both short-term and long-term housing solutions, as well as requests from other social service providers who are stymied by lack of low income options.
"CEHE is specifically designed to help educate people on the limited resources for housing that are currently available and finding ways to better cooperate and communicate between us to help solve this growing problem."
HomebaseforHousing.org is a comprehensive website that provides in-depth housing information and acts as a referral service for both HIV-positive and low income individuals by connecting them with housing providers relevant to their specific needs. Thr dynamic site also helps organizations constantly update and add new information, allowing their clients to have the most current housing-related information.
Legacy Counseling Center (http://www.legacycares.org) provides individual and group therapy to HIV-positive people and their families. Legacy also operates Founders Cottage, a seven-bedroom house that provides 24-hour care for critically ill AIDS patients in a home-like setting and the Grace Project, a dynamic support program exclusively for HIV-positive women.