National Virtual Conference on Ending Homelessness Agenda

Please note that the agenda is subject to change. All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

  • Virtual Exhibit Hall Open • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Opening Plenary • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
    • Nan Roman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Breakout Sessions 1 • 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
    • 1.01 We Got the Money: Are We Delivering?
    • 1.02 Homelessness is a Race Equity Issue: Here’s How to Treat it Like One
    • 1.03 Pandemic Lessons Learned – Reshaping Congregate Shelter
    • 1.04 Improving the PiT After a Year of Disruption
    • 1.05 City Strategies to Address Unsheltered Homelessness
  • Breakout Sessions 2 • 2:25 – 3:40 p.m.
    • 2.01 Making the Most of the New Emergency Housing Vouchers
    • 2.02 Reconfiguring Coordinated Entry to Advance Racial Equity
    • 2.03 Strategic Funding Decisions to Improve System Performance
    • 2.04 Spotlight on Race and Ethnicity Data: Elevating System Understandings of Homelessness
    • 2.05 Creating Space at the Table: Making Voices of Lived Experience Heard to Elected Officials
  • Breakout Sessions 3 • 3:50 – 5:05 p.m.
    • 3.01 Move-On Strategies from Hotels to Housing
    • 3.02 Twilight of the Zoning Laws? 
    • 3.03 Reaching Out to Bring People In
    • 3.04 Putting Cash in People’s Pockets with Critical Income Supports
    • 3.05 Innovative Uses of Cross System Data: System Planning and an Emerging Alternative to the VI-SPDAT
  • Virtual Networking Session • 5:05 – 6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

  • Virtual Exhibit Hall Open • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wellness Session • 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • Plenary • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
    • Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Anthony Love, Interim Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
    • Colleen Echohawk, Founder, National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness
  • Breakout Sessions 4 • 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
    • 4.01 Want to Add Housing Stock Through Hotel Conversions? Here’s How 3 Communities Did It
    • 4.02 Navigating Medicaid: It’s Here to Help
    • 4.03 Make Progress in Ending Family Homelessness
    • 4.04 Catching up with Congress
    • 4.05 Avoiding a Spike in Youth Homelessness: Education, Training and Employment
  • Breakout Sessions 5 • 2:25 – 3:40 p.m.
    • 5.01 5.01 More Resources, More Challenges, Part 1: Building Political Consensuses
    • 5.02 The Critical Role of Shelter in System Performance
    • 5.03 Cutting the Rent in Half: Shared Housing
    • 5.04 Looking Within: Transforming Organizational Practice with a Racial Equity Lens
    • 5.05 Housing and Healthcare: Ensuring Services for Recipients of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs)
  • Breakout Sessions 6 • 3:50 – 5:05 p.m.
    • 6.01 More Resources, More Challenges Part 2: Overcoming the COVID Barriers
    • 6.02 Diversion: A Critical Intervention to Quickly Resolve Homelessness
    • 6.03 Help is on the Way: Mobilizing to End Older Adult Homelessness
    • 6.04 Home is the Strongest Medicine: Meeting the Unmet Health Needs of the Most Vulnerable People
    • 6.05 How to Talk to Your Community About Homelessness
  • A Way Home Series 2 Screening and Panel Discussion • 5:10 – 6:10 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

  • Virtual Exhibit Hall Open • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wellness Session • 11:00 a.m. – 11.50 a.m.
  • Breakout Sessions 7 • 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
    • 7.01 The New Role of Tribes in CoCs: Making It Work
    • 7.02 How to Scale Up Rapid Re-Housing — EVERYWHERE
    • 7.03 Disparate Impacts: Homelessness and Black Women and Children
    • 7.04 Unwinding the Intersection of Homelessness and Criminal Justice Involvement
    • 7.05 Harm Reduction: It’s Not Housing First Without that Option
  • Breakout Sessions 8 • 1:25 – 2:40 p.m.
    • 8.01 Homelessness Prevention: What It Is and Why It’s So Important to Get It Right.
    • 8.02 Rural Homelessness: Overcoming the Lack of Units and Staff
    • 8.03 Improving Practice: Assisting Vulnerable People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
    • 8.04 Rethinking Service Provision to Improve Outcomes for Men of Color
    • 8.05 Delivering Services: Supporting People in Permanent Housing
  • Breakout Sessions 9 • 2:50 – 4:05 p.m.
    • 9.01 Housing Navigation Is a System Must
    • 9.02 Are SROs Back?
    • 9.03 Connecting People Experiencing Homelessness to Employment
    •  9.04 How Can We Better Serve Urban Indigenous People?
    • 9.05 Promoting the Health and Safety of People Living with Behavioral Health Disabilities
  • Closing Plenary  • 4:05 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
    • Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-CA 43rd District
    • Jennifer Ho, Commissioner, Minnesota Housing
    • Nan Roman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance to End Homelessness

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

Join us on September 24th from 12-5PM ET to hear from our federal partners:

  • 12:00-12:45pm, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs • VA Homeless Programs: Impacts of Recent Legislation and Stimulus Funds
  • 1:00-2:00pm, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development • Navigating Federal Funding Resources
  • 2:25-3:45pm, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services • We want to hear from you! HHS Listening Session: Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness
  • 3:50-5:05pm, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness• Developing a New Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness