2017 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017

Pre-Registration Check-In - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Registration Check-In - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Sessions 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Homelessness 101:  What We Have Learned About Ending Homelessness

Rapid Re-Housing 101 for Providers and Community Leaders

Domestic Violence Session

Lunch on Own - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Opening Plenary with Keynote Speaker - 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Workshops I - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

1.01 System Performance Measures: The Fundamentals of Improving Your System

1.02 Becoming a Low-Barrier Housing-Focused Shelter

1.03 Capitol Hill Day: Make Your Voice Heard

1.04 Crossing the Finish Line: Ending Chronic Homelessness

1.05 Understanding and Addressing Non-Chronic Homelessness Among Single Adults

1.06 Ending Family Homelessness: How Is It Done?

1.07 Understanding Unsheltered Homelessness: Trends, Characteristics, and Strategies

1.08 Jump Start Your System to End Veteran Homelessness

1.09 Planning a Systemic Response to Youth Homelessness in Your Community

1.10 Housing Search: Best Practices From the Alliance’s Rapid Re-Housing Program Standards

1.11 Stop Talking About It, Be About It:  Addressing Racial Inequity

1.12 Rural Homelessness: Needs, Challenges, and Strategies

1.13 Making Employment a Key Component of the Homeless System

1.14 Decreasing HIV/AIDS Transmission

Spotlight Sessions I - 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

S1.01 Is My Shelter Ending Homelessness? Evaluating and Improving Shelter Performance

S1.02 CoC Leadership That Works

S1.03 Impacting the Federal Budget: Progress and Challenges

S1.04 Go Big: An Innovative New Source for Housing Funding

S1.05 Using Medicaid to Pay for Services

S1.06 Within Reach?: Leveraging Pay for Success for Permanent Housing  

S1.07 Engaging Workforce Development Boards in Your System

S1.08 Housing: A Platform to Improve Health Outcomes

S1.09 Building Bridges: Families as a Resource for Homeless Youth

S1.10 Increasing and Improving Your Services with Peer Support Staff

S1.11 Intentional Space: Creating Safe and Affirming Environments for LGBTQ Young People

S1.12 Addressing Homelessness in Tribal Communities

S1.13 Aging and Homelessness

S1.14 TBA

Meet and Mingle 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

The Meet and Mingle is an opportunity for conference attendees to network. There will be a cash bar and light fare.

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017

Continental Breakfast - 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration Check-In - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshops II - 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

2.01 Driving Change with System Performance Measures

2.02 The Evolving Role of Emergency Shelter and Crisis Housing

2.03 Prioritizing Permanent Supportive Housing: Who Really Needs It?

2.04 The Child Welfare System’s Vital Role in Ending Youth Homelessness

2.05 Diversion:  A Key Element of a Homelessness System

2.06 Expanding the Role of Consumer Voices in Governance, Policy, and Practice

2.07 Rent and Move-In Assistance: Best Practices from the Alliance’s Rapid Re-Housing Program Standards

2.08 Best Practices in Rapid Re-Housing for Youth

2.09 Tips to Creating a Partnership with Your Public Housing Authority

2.10 GPD: Implementing the New Vision

2.11 Creating a Real System Across the Balance of State

2.12 At the Intersection: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Homelessness

2.13 Community-Wide Landlord Engagement

2.14 Emerging Issues: What to Do About Encampments?

Lunch Plenary - 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Spotlight Sessions II - 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

S2.01 Using the Continuum of Care NOFA to Improve Your Homeless System

S2.02 Evaluating Rapid Re-Housing

S2.03 Permanent Supportive Housing: When It Is Time to Move On!

S2.04  Addressing the Unique Needs of Single Homeless Women

S2.05 Leveraging Health Care Systems to Enhance Homeless Service Delivery

S2.06 Local Success: A Proposition for Housing

S2.07 The Role of State and Local Government

S2.08 Using Data and Visualization to Improve Communication and Planning

S2.09 Engaging Employers in Homeless Services

S2.10 Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking

S2.11 Avoiding Burnout: Staff Self-Care

S2.12 The VA and the CoC: How to Build an Effective Partnership

S2.13 Host Homes: Creative Community Connections for Homeless Youth

S2.14 Civil Legal Services: Partners in Ending Homelessness

Workshops III - 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

3.01 Data! The Vehicle for Rightsizing Your Crisis Response System

3.02 Coordinated Entry: Getting Beyond Requirements

3.03 TBA

3.04 Progressively Engaging Progressive Engagement

3.05  Rapid Re-Housing Case Management: Best Practices from the Alliance’s Rapid Re-Housing Program Standards

3.06 Components of Effective Permanent Supportive Housing

3.07 The Role of Transitional Housing

3.08 A Shifting Landscape: Undocumented and Documented Immigrants

3.09 New Ways to Create and Communicate an Effective Message

3.10 Nothing to Feud About: Employment is Critical for Ending Homelessness

3.11 Informing Practice: A Domestic Violence Lens on Service Provision

3.12 Engaging TANF Agencies as Partners

3.13 Rapidly Re-Housing People with Zero Income

3.14 Allies: Building and Leveraging Partnerships with Our Public Services

Workshops IV - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

4.01 Coordinated Entry:  How to Prioritize Among Different Populations?

4.02 SNAPs Q&A

4.03 System Modeling: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

4.04 Preventing Homelessness: What Are We Testing and Learning?

4.05 Better for You, Better for Them: Evaluating Your PSH.

4.06 Unusual Suspects: Funders Driving Intersectional Partnerships

4.07 The Equal Access Rule: Creating an Environment That Welcomes Everyone

4.08 Creative Responses to the Affordable Housing Crisis

4.09 Recovery Housing: Principles and Practice

4.10 Helping Young Children and Their Families Thrive

4.11 Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Ending Homelessness

4.12 Designing Effective Criminal Justice Partnerships to End Homelessness

4.13 Harm Reduction Across the System

4.14 The Scoop on Roommates and Shared Housing


Continental Breakfast - 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Workshops V - 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

5.01 Attaining and Sustaining an End to Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

5.02 Transitional Housing Performance Evaluation and Improvement

5.03 Addressing the Opioid Crisis for People Who Experience Homelessness

5.04 Making Connections, Building Trust: Innovative Outreach and Engagement Strategies

5.05 Using By-Name Lists to House People Quickly

5.06 Seamless Service Systems: Addressing Domestic Violence in Coordinated Entry

5.07 TBA

5.08 TBA

5.09 Making It Count:  Getting More Volunteers and Experts Involved in Point-In-Time Counts

5.10 Child Welfare Agencies Solving Housing Needs

5.11 School Partnerships That Prevent and End Homelessness

5.12 Building a Movement: Why Grassroots Organizing Matters Locally, and How to Do It?

5.13 Developing Strategies to House and Support the Medically Frail

5.14 Ensuring Housing Stability After Homelessness

Closing Lunch Plenary - 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Capitol Hill Day Visits and Report Back Sessions* - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Post-Conference Sessions - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Using the SSVF System Assessment and Improvement Toolkit for Veterans and Other Populations