Many communities are opening new shelters to meet emerging unsheltered crises. What happens after the shelter opens? Without thinking from the start about how people are going to exit to housing, new shelters will just fill up quickly and stay full. This workshop will feature lessons learned from building shelters without a housing exit strategy, how to design a housing-focused shelter from the start, as well as how to create a new culture of housing in traditional shelters that have not focused on housing people in the past.