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Presentations from 2016 National Conference on Ending Homelessness
Conference Presentation | August 9, 2016
PreCon: Rapid Re-Housing 101 for Providers and Community Leaders
Rapid Re-Housing 101 for Providers and Community Leaders - Kay Moshier McDivitt and Anna Blasco, National Alliance to End Homelessness
PreCon: Homelessness 101: What We Have Learned About Ending Homelessness
Homelessness 101: What We Have Learned About Ending Homelessness - Kathryn Monet, National Alliance to End Homelessness; Julie Steiner, ABT Associates; Eric Grumdahl, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs and Office to Prevent and End Homelessness
1.01 What does It mean to End Chronic Homelessness in Your Community?
This session will help you define what ending chronic homelessness (CH) would look like in your community. You will learn to determine how many housing units it would require. You also will learn how to set up a system to maintain the end of CH, including outreach, identification, prioritization, and troubleshooting people who go missing, move into the area, or refuse housing.
Ending Chronic Homelessness in CT - Alicia Woodsby, Partnership for Strong Communities
What Does It Mean to End Chronic Homelessness In Your Community? - Julia Orlando, Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center
Criteria and Benchmark for Achieving the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness - Marcy Thompson, HUD
1.03 Accomplishing and Maintaining an End to Veteran Homelessness
Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness in Connecticut - Kathleen Durand, Connecticut Department of Housing
1.04 Implementing a Systemic Diversion Strategy to Reduce Homelessness
Implementing a Systemic Diversion Strategy to Reduce Homelessness - Tess Colby, Pierce County Community Connections; Caprice Snyder, MIFA; Kay Moshier McDivitt, National Alliance to End Homelessness
1.06 How to Form Continuum of Care Governance that Gets Results
CoC Governance in Cincinnati/Hamilton County - Kevin Finn, Strategies to End Homelessness
How to Form CoC Governance that Gets Results - Carl Falconer, Lutheran Services
1.07 Forging and Enhancing Partnerships between the CoC and the Local Workforce Board
Forging and Enhancing Partnerships between the CoC and the Local Workforce Board - Rachel Post, Central City Concern
Forging and Enhancing Partnerships between the CoC and the Local Workforce Board - Gary Grier, The Way Home
Connecting Employment & Education to Coordinated Entry - Danielle Winslow, All Home King County
1.07 A Better Way to Serve Survivors of Domestic Violence
Beyond Shelter: Housing Stability and Hope by Linda Olsen (PDF I 1,712 I 29 slides)
1.08 Housing as a Platform for Healthcare
Housing as a Platform for Healthcare - Julie Kozminski, Unity Health Care; Courtney Pladsen, Unity Health Care; Jamie Bingner, Unity Health Care; Matt Warfield, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
1.09 How to Tackle Common Data Issues and Improve Data Quality
Supporting Data Quality - Barb Ritter, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
1.10 Leaving No One Behind: Doing Successful Outreach
Coordinated Outreach: Better Client Care, Better Outcomes - Ed Snoddy, ASUDC
1.11 Promoting Resiliency and Positive Outcomes for Young Children: What’s the Role of the Homelessness System?
Changing Children's Trjectory - Joe Willard, People's Emergency Center
Promoting Resiliency and Positive Outcomes for Young Children: What’s the Role of the Homelessness System - Marsha Basloe, Administration of Children and Families
1.12 Strategies for Prevention and Early Intervention in Youth Homelessness
Helping Homeless Youth Find Housing, Finish High School, Get Jobs and Live Productive Lives - Sam Margolius, YouthHarbors
S1.02 System-wide Housing Location
Systemic Housing Location - Tom Barnett, Fairfax Office to Prevent and End Homelessness; Abby Dunner, Cornerstones
S1.05 Engaging Employers in your Community
Engaging Employers - Sheldon Good, Community of Hope
S1.06 Implementing the National Housing Trust Fund in Your State
Getting to Know the NHTF and Influencing the Allocation Plan - Ed Gramlich, National Low Income Housing Coalition
S1.09 Rapid Re-Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Rapid Re-Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence - Kris Billhardt
S1.10 How to Best Serve Trafficking Survivors
How to Best Serve Trafficking Survivors - Jean Bruggeman, Freedom Network
S1.13 Partnering with Schools to Prevent and End Family Homelessness
2.01 How to Stop Guessing and Start Knowing: An Introduction to System Performance Measurement
System Performance Measurement - William Snow, HUD
How to Stop Guessing and Start Knowing: An Introduction to System Performance Measurement - Katharine Gale, Focus Strategies
2.04 Best Practices in Rapid Re-Housing Case Management
2.05 Stronger Together: How Funders Can Join Forces to Make a Difference in their Communities
2.07 How to Better Target your Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) to End Chronic Homelessness
Prioritizing the Chronically Homeless and Other Vulnerable Populations in Permanent Supportive Housing - Marcy Thompson, Office of DAS for Special Needs
Prioritizing Permanent Supportive Housing - Hank Hughes, New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
2.08 Exploring Homelessness Prevention Strategies
A Tool to Address Supportive Housing Capacity - Josh Leopold, Urban Institute; Martha Burt, MRB Consulting; Danielle Wildkress, CSH
2.09 Engaging Your Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Leaders
What is recovery housing? Who needs it, and how much do we need? Where does it fit in the overall Housing- First approach to homelessness? How much choice do those in recovery housing get about where they live and which services they receive? In this session, join the discussion about those questions and more.
An Evolving Approach to assisting Persons Experiencing Homelessness and Addiction - Marcella Maguire, CSH
What is the Role of Recovery Housing in a Housing First Approach to Ending Homelessness? - Janette Kawachi, CSH
Housing Choice and SUD in a Housing First-heavy Continuum - James Ginsburg, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Role of Recovery Housing - Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern
2.12 Employment and Education Opportunities for Youth
Youth experiencing homelessness need housing, but they also need help finding a job and graduating from high school. In this session, you will learn about connecting with local workforce investment boards to access funding for youth employment. You will learn how you can help homeless youth overcome barriers to finishing high school and to accessing higher education.
S2.05 How to Offer Alternatives to Criminalization of Homelessness
S2.06 Story-Telling through Data Visualization
Story-Telling Through Data Vizualization - Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine
S2.07 Documenting Chronic Homelessness
Spotlight: Definition of Chronically Homeless - Marcy Thompson and Brett Gagnon
S2.10 The Role of Drop-in Centers in Ending Veteran Homelessness
Drop-in centers can play a key role in a system-wide response to veteran homelessness. In this session, you will learn how effective partnerships between the Department of Veterans Affairs and community providers can improve system flow. You will take away ideas on how to implement similar changes in your community.
The Role of Drop-in Centers in Ending Veteran Homelessness - Milo Peinemann, The Welcome Center
S2.11 The Changing Landscape of Mental Health Legislation
The Changing Landscape of Mental Health Legislation - Andrew Sperling, NAMI
S2.12 Caring for our Aging Homeless Population
Caring for our Aging Homeless Population - Robyn Stone, LeadingAge
3.01 Moving to a Low Barrier and Housing Focused Shelter Model
Moving to Low Barrier & Housing Focused Shelter - Julia Orlando, Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center
Moving to a Low Barrier & Housing Focused Shelter Model - Karen Santilli, Crossroads RI
3.02 Using Data to Make Funding and Reallocation Decisions
Using Data to Make Funding and Reallocation Decisions - Suzanne Wagner, Housing Innovations
3.03 Access, Assessment, Prioritization, Referral: The Fundamentals of Coordinated Entry
Access, Assessment, Assignment: The Fundamentals of Coordinated Entry Matt White, Abt Associates, Inc.; Carla Solem, Northwest and West Central MN CoCs; Natalie Matthews, Abt Associates, Inc.
3.04 Funding and Operationalizing Employment Programs within Your CoC
Funding Job-Driven Training Programs with SNAP E&T - Rachel Gragg, SNAP Office of Empoloyment & Training
Employment Navigator and Rapid Re-housing Pilot - Nick Codd, Building Changes
Serving Jobseekers Experiencing Homelessness by Braiding Models and Funding - Nancy Phillips, Heartland Alliance
Funding and Operationalizing Employment Programs within Your CoC - Carl Wiley, Heartland Alliance
3.05 How to Make It Work: Medicaid and Financing Supportive Services in PSH Programs
How to Make It Work: Medicaid and Financing Supportive Services in Housing Programs - Jenny Ismert, United Healthcare
Health Systems and Hospitals Funding Supportive Housing for the Homeless - Arturo Bendixen, Center for Housing & Health
3.06 Rapid Re-Housing Rent and Move-In Assistance: How Much is the Right Amount?
Rapid Re-Housing Rent and Move-In Assistance: How Much is the Right Amount? - Tina Patterson, Homefull
RRH move in assistance How much is the right amount? - Meghann Cotter
3.07 The Federal Budget: What Is Congress Doing to Address Homelessness?
The Federal Budget: What Is Congress Doing to Address Homelessness? - Ehren Dohler, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
3.08 Supporting Moving On from PSH
Lessons Learned from Moving On Initiatives - Marcella Maguire, CSH
3.09 Partnering with Veteran Service Organizations to End Veteran Homelessness
Partnering with Veteran Service Organizations to End Veterans’ Homelessness - Charles Kissel, Team AMVETS
Partnering with Veteran Service Organizations to End Veterans’ Homelessness - Andrea Talmadge, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
3.10 Effective Uses and Targeting of Prevention Resources for Veterans
In this session, presenters will look at prevention and diversion efforts to prevent veteran homelessness. We will discuss how to find the most at-risk veterans. We will provide information on the new prevention screener from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and how to make the best use of the VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).
Mission United - Pablo Calvo, United Way of Broward County
3.12 Housing and Service Models for Youth
What are the options for homeless youth? This session examines host homes, Transitional Housing (TH), and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). You will explore when each is an appropriate intervention. We also will discuss service approaches and how they fit within housing models, including voluntary service and low-threshold/barrier approaches.
True Colors Supportive Housing Programs - Colleen Jackson, West End Residences HDFC, Inc.
Host Home Programs - Zayed Ahmed, Avenues for Youth
3.14 Addressing Opioid Abuse Among People Experiencing Homelessness
Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Do you know the laws in your state regarding the use of naloxone to stop an opioid overdose? Do you have a plan for overdose response in your homeless services programs? Does your community offer a needle exchange? This session will address these questions as well as how to bring Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) providers into the discussion with those running homeless housing and employment programs.
Syringe exchange exposed! Amazing secrets from the frontlines of harm reduction - Daniel Raymond, Harm Reduction Coalition
Practical Implementation of an Opioid Overdose Response Policy - Malone Wynn Gray, MD
4.01 Using HMIS for System Management and Performance Improvement
This session will help you use the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to better understand and serve your clients. You will learn to go beyond HUD's system performance measures to recognize additional measures that can help improve system performance. You also will learn to use program-level data to create performance-based contracts and performance-improvement plans.
Clark County, NV: Using HMIS to Optimize System and Program Performance - Michele Fuller-Hallauer, Clark County Social Service
Using HMIS for System Governance & Performance Improvement - Kevin Finn, Strategies to End Homelessness
4.04 How to Work with Your Public Housing Authority to Secure Mainstream Resources
How can you approach and work with your Public Housing Authority (PHA) to help end homelessness? This session will look at ways to encourage PHAs to create a limited preference, work with wait lists, lower screening barriers, and other ways to partner with homeless assistance providers. This session also will show how to direct PHA vouchers to the most vulnerable, particularly those experiencing Chronic Homelessness.
PHA Approaches to Providing Assistance to People Experiencing Homelessness in Maine - Lauren Bustard, Maine State Housing Authority
How to Work with your Local Housing Authority - Janice Kimball, Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake
4.06 Capitol Hill Day: Are You Ready?
On Capitol Hill Day, Thursday, July 28, conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet with their congressional offices to advocate for homeless assistance programs. During this session, learn about the Alliance's policy priorities, how to hold an effective and educational meeting with your state’s congressional offices and how to connect with the group heading to the Hill from your state.
Capitol Hill Day: What You Need to Know - Noelle Porter, National Alliance to End Homelessness
4.07 Preparing for the 2017 Point-in-Time Count
The 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) count is fast approaching. Through this session, you will understand the important role PIT counts play in helping track progress on ending homelessness. You will learn about HUD changes to the 2017 PIT. You also will learn what constitutes a good unsheltered count and the importance of incorporating youth-specific strategies into PIT count planning.
Point-in-Time Count: What’s it all about? - William Snow, Community Planning & Development
Preparing for the 2017 Point-in-Time Count - Peter Connery and Samantha Green, Applied Survey Research
Community Perspective from Winston-Salem, NC - Andrea Kutz, United Way
4.09 Breaking the Cycle of Criminal Justice Involvement and Homelessness
When it comes to finding housing, homeless individuals with criminal records face special obstacles. This session will cover how to partner with the department of corrections to contribute resources, and work with you to target people cycling between the criminal justice and homeless systems, and how housing works as a platform to end homelessness and recidivism.
Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project - Victoria Mallette, Miami-Dade Homeless Trust
4.11 Effective Outreach and Crisis Response for Homeless Youth
This session will explore effective outreach for homeless youth, including the role of day centers and peer outreach. You also will learn about ways to increase crisis housing options, including lowering barriers to existing programs and developing host homes.
Homeless Youth: Outreach and Service Connection - Natasha Slesnick, The Ohio State University
Understanding Street Outreach Work - John Keuffer, Lighthouse Youth Services
Host Homes, MD - Angela Gonzalez, Latin American Youth Center
4.13 Ensuring your GPD Program is Most Responsive to the Needs of Your Community
In this session, you will learn how to analyze your community's housing system needs to determine the best role for your Grants and Per Diem (GPD) Programs. You will learn when it might make sense for a GPD provider to change its program model. We also will talk about including GPD providers and liaisons in communitywide efforts to end veteran homelessness.
Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program - Jeffret Quarles, Veterans Health Administration
Bridge Housing - Darryl Vincent, U.S. Vets
5.01 Innovative Funding for Rapid Re-Housing
Communities and homeless service providers are finding nontraditional ways to fund Rapid Re-Housing (RRH). In this session, you will hear what those communities are doing and the innovative funding ideas they have developed. You will leave with strategies for leveraging funding in your own community.
Palm Beach County Rapid Re-Housing - Georgiana Devine, Palm Beach County, Fl.
5.02 Keep, Re-Purpose, or Re-allocate: How to Assess What to Do with Transitional Housing
Communities are having to make difficult decisions regarding their existing transitional housing stock. This session will present questions to consider when making decisions about whether to keep existing transitional housing programs; re-purpose it to crisis housing, permanent supportive housing or other models, or re-allocate those funds. Presenters will discuss the function of various types of transitional housing and how to use community data to evaluate the community's need for transitional housing for various populations.
Right Sizing Through Realignment of Transitional Housing - Tess Colby, Pierce County Community Connections
5.04 A Growing Unsheltered Population: Addressing Encampments
This session provides information about the high number of unsheltered people and homeless encampments in the United States. You will hear the lessons learned in communities that have attempted to address encampments. We also will discuss how those living unsheltered can be successfully transitioned to homeless services and to stable housing.
Strategies for Addressing Encampments - Emily Cohen, SF Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing
5.05 Harm Reduction is Important Across All Systems
You will learn about harm reduction principles what they are, how they work, why they work and where the nonjudgmental approach is being used to reduce the negative consequences of risky behaviors. The session will look at how the strategy is used above and beyond addiction treatment, and how the principles may be applied to youth, in emergency shelters, and also in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH).
A discussion of harm reduction through a review of low demand programing - Roger Casey, National Center on Homelessness among Veterans
Introduction to Harm Reduction in Homelessness Services - Kiefer Patterson, AIDS United
Harm Reduction in Practice - Amber Roth, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
5.08 Solutions for Balance of State CoCs
Learn how to work through challenges in establishing Coordinated Entry (CE) systems across different regions. This session will also teach you how to implement effective and cohesive governance as well as improve system-wide performance in Balance of State CoCs.
Virginia Balance of State - Kathy Robertson, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Coordinated Entry: Solutions to Advanced Challenges in Implementation - Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine
5.09 Employment: A Key Component in Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness
Employment is key to ending veteran homelessness. In this session, you will learn how to connect veterans to employment resources and to housing, especially Rapid Re-Housing (RRH). We will help you articulate one or more strategies to enhance employment outcomes for the veterans in your housing programs.
Enrollment at an American Job Center - Patrick Hecker, Virginia Veterans' Employment and Training Service
Employment: A Key Component in Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness - Ken Mueller, Orlando VA Medical Center
Employment: A Key Component in Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness - Ian Lisman, Advocates for Human Potential
5.10 Best Practices for serving Veterans with HUD-VASH
HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) jointly offer the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. It combines housing vouchers with case management and clinical services through the VA. In this session, you can learn effective case management strategies and how to implement a Housing First strategy for homeless veterans. We also will explore how to collaborate with Public Housing Authorities and the VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
HUD VASH - Stephanie Sideman, CSH
5.11 Developing an Effective Coordinated Community Response to Youth Homelessness
It takes a community to address youth homelessness. In this session, you will learn who needs to be at the table, particularly mainstream and community funding agencies, and how to get them there. You also will learn about the importance of effective Coordinated Entry (CE) system performance measures in any coordinated response.
Developing an Effective Coordinated Community Response to Youth Homelessness - Megan Gibbard, A Way Home America