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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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Conference Presentation  |  January 10, 2008
This presentation was given during the "Substance Abuse Treatment Models for Homeless People" audio conference on January 10, 2008.
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Conference Presentation  |  January 10, 2008
This document was supplemental material for the "Substance Abuse Treatment Models for Homeless People" audio conference held on January 10, 2008.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 30, 2007
National Alliance to End Homelessness President Nan Roman's keynote address from the Annual Conference July 2007 on July 9, 2007.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 11, 2007
Reliable data is critical to inform policy and program development and attract the federal and local resources necessary to end homelessness. In sparsely populated geographic areas with fewer homeless specific service providers, however, counting the number of people that are homeless poses significant challenges. This workshop highlighted how some rural communities have overcome the challenges to capturing reliable data and offer guidance to how rural areas can improve their point-in-time counts.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 11, 2007
The effects homelessness has on a community can sometimes be quantified with a dollar amount. Cost analysis is a powerful tool for program administrators who make decisions on how to allocate scarce funding for housing and services and for advocates who are seeking to demonstrate a case for ending homelessness. This workshop explored how to perform a cost study with different levels of sophistication from back of the envelope estimates to rigorous research studies.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 11, 2007

After a period of declining resources, many Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) have more resources to serve all populations of homeless people, including families, youth, veterans, and people with disabilities. This workshop was intended for homeless assistance providers, who learned not only how to acquire more housing resources for their clients, but also how they as providers can help PHAs be more effective, creating a mutually beneficial partnership.

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Conference Presentation  |  July 11, 2007
Fear and prejudice about affordable housing, particularly for people with special needs, can quickly erupt into strong community opposition and lead to major road blocks in developing housing for homeless people. This workshop presented successful programmatic and community-based strategies to overcome NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) and how to turn concerned neighbors into supportive partners.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 10, 2007
Having a stable source of income is necessary to secure and maintain housing. The challenges are in connecting people who are able to work with employment or training that will help them to move into careers that sustain them in permanent housing, and connecting those who cannot work with the benefits that will support them. This workshop examined promising strategies for long-term income stability for those who are likely facing multiple obstacles.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 10, 2007

As communities are implementing their plans to end homelessness, one of the biggest lessons they are learning is that oversight of plan implementation is critical. Who should be in charge of making sure that strategies are implemented, funding is secured, and outcomes are measured? How many staff does it take? What qualifications should they hold? What authority should they have? Workshop speakers will address these questions and more.

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Conference Presentation  |  July 10, 2007
Housing Trust Funds exist in all but a few states across the country and can be an important resource for developing affordable housing. Learn how Housing Trust Funds work, what they typically fund, who gets the money, how to tap the Trust Fund in your state, and how to ensure that the Trust Fund targets funds to the lowest income individuals and those that are currently homeless.
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Conference Presentation  |  July 10, 2007

This workshop provided the opportunity to hear about research on homelessness that is paving the way towards policies and programs that are more effective. Workshop participants had the opportunity to interact with the leading researchers in the field and hear from policy experts about implications of research findings.

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Conference Presentation  |  July 10, 2007
Consumer choice is often a critical ingredient for success in achieving housing stability and treatment. This workshop was designed for caseworkers and program directors who serve people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders and who are trying to maximize consumer or tenant participation.

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