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Conference Presentation  |  February 15, 2008
This workshop examined promising emergency assistance strategies to prevent family homelessness as well as approaches that are responsive to the housing needs of families residing in precarious housing situations. Workshop speakers explored a range of interventions that both help families retain their current housing and re-house families living in doubled up situations or in motels who are at imminent risk of homelessness.
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Conference Presentation  |  February 15, 2008
Effective public education and communication can help an organization raise visibility within the community, increase funding, and improve awareness and knowledge of the solutions to homelessness. This beginner workshop taught how to effectively engage the print and broadcast media as well as utilize new online tools, like blogs and electronic newsletters, to disseminate a comprehensive, effective message.
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Conference Presentation  |  February 15, 2008
Ending homelessness requires new resources including funding to support housing and services. This workshop explored policy strategies that communities have utilized to generate new resources. This workshop also provided an overview of how communities are using state and local resources, such as TANF and HOME funds, to support ending family homelessness and developing partnerships that leverage services for families.
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Conference Presentation  |  February 15, 2008
National Alliance to End Homelessness President Nan Roman's keynote address from the National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness 2008 on February 7, 2008.
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Conference Presentation  |  February 15, 2008

This workshop explored the merits and challenges of various substance use treatment models for assisting families struggling with substance use disorders. Workshop speakers from the treatment community focused on how to place clients in a treatment model that will work best for them.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 15, 2008

New research examining patterns of family shelter use is raising questions about how communities should allocate homeless assistance resources. This advanced workshop for public and community leaders examined new research on shelter utilization and highlight strategies communities are using to target resources more efficiently and achieve better system-wide outcomes.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 15, 2008
Helping families experiencing homelessness to quickly re-access permanent housing and offering them home-based case management services following a housing placement has contributed to declines in family homelessness. This workshop examined the key elements of rapid re-housing programs, including how they operate, how to fund them, and how to know if they are successful.
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Best Practice  |  February 15, 2008
RHISCO County partners used this worksheet to guide their planning process. This tool would be useful for any community looking to create a ten year plan to end homelessness.
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Solutions Brief  |  February 15, 2008
This document provides recommendations for how to create a ten year plan to end homelessness and identifies different communities that have successfully incorporated particular elements of a ten year plan.
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Solutions Brief  |  February 15, 2008
This document outlines the various options for administering a homeless survey.
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Best Practice  |  February 15, 2008
This document served as a template as RHISCO Counties created their ten year plans to end homelessness. Other communities can look to this document for suggestions on creating their own local ten year plans.
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Audio  |  February 14, 2008
Rapidly re-housing homeless families is critical to ending homelessness. In communities where there is a lack of affordable housing and no infrastructure to triage and assess housing needs, rapid re-housing is challenging. Is rapid re-housing in rural areas possible? Hear from one service provider about how to create a rapid re-housing program in a rural community, why it’s important to engage partners, and where to find affordable housing resources.
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Newsletters  |  February 12, 2008
February 12, 2008
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Newsletters  |  February 5, 2008
February 5, 2008
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Expert Q & A  |  February 4, 2008

Take a five minute break from whatever you are doing to hear about emerging issues, new research, and personal stories from experts and leaders in homelessness and housing policy.

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