National Disability Forum – Homelessness: Working with Stakeholders to Improve Access to SSA Benefits & Services [Part 1 of 2]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern time

Host: Social Security Administration (SSA)
Format: Online using Microsoft Teams

Event Registration:

We cordially invite you to our next National Disability Forum, Homelessness: Working with Stakeholders to Improve Access to SSA Benefits and Services. This is a two-part series. We will host Part I on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and Part II October 19, 2022. Both forums will be held via Microsoft (MS) Teams from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern time.

The purpose of these forums is to learn from researchers, stakeholders, advocates, and the public about how we can improve access to our benefits and services for people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Discussion topics for Part I include:

  • Demographics of people experiencing homelessness;
  • Access to benefits applications for the sheltered and unsheltered;
  • Addressing receipt of benefits when they have no address.

Joy Moses, Director for the Homelessness Research Institute, National Alliance to End Homelessness, will moderate the forum. Confirmed Panelists include:

  • Kenyatta T. Brunson, President & CEO, N Street Village
  • Chiquita Goode, Benefits Counselor, N Street Village
  • Patricia Malley, Senior Staff Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Sam Tsemberis, Founder and CEO, Pathways Housing First Institute and, Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
  • Donald Whitehead Jr., Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless

To participate in the September forum, please register by Monday, September 19, 2022. After we receive your registration, you will receive an email with the MS Teams information. We will notify you at a later date when to register for the October forum.

We hope you can join us, and we look forward to your participation. To learn more about the National Disability Forum, please visit