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There are challenges for low-barrier emergency shelters focused on housing people: maintaining safety with fewer rules, engaging people who do not seem ready to discuss housing, training staff on the skills needed to help people exit on their own, and deciding what behavior should trigger an exit among many others. This workshop will provide guidance on how to maintain safety, proactively engage people without mandating participation in housing-focused services, and safely exit people who are unable to meet the expectations of even a low-barrier shelter.