Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the conference?

The 2022 National Conference on Ending Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies & Policies That Work will take place on Wednesday, February 16 – Friday, February 18 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA. Name badge pick-up and registration starts on Tuesday, February 15 from 4 – 6:00 p.m. You can find more information about the venue and available transportation on the Hotel and Travel page.

What safety protocols are being taken because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The health and safety of the Alliance conference participants is our main priority. Following recent best practices in the event industry to minimize risk and maximize participant well-being, the Alliance has decided to require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all participants. More information about the Alliance Conference safety plan can be found here.

What happens if this in person event is cancelled due to the Pandemic?

Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, The Alliance is continually monitoring the safety regulations and governmental advice protocols. Should the need arise to postpone or cancel the February 2022 Annual Conference; that decision will be made on or before January 10, 2022 at which time all registrants will be notified by email regarding rescheduling ( or refunds).

How much is registration?

The conference registration fee is $675.00, available until Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 3 p.m. ET. Subject to availability, the late registration rate is $750.00. For more information on rates and registration timelines, visit the Registration and Cancellation page.

What is included with registration?

Registration for the three-day conference includes access to all workshops, a meet ’n’ mingle reception on Wednesday evening, opening and lunch plenary sessions, and continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

How can I pay for my registration?

When registering for the conference you can pay online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted). If you need to pay by purchase order, please contact us directly via email at (or) by phone at 202-942-8257.

Make all checks payable to “National Alliance to End Homelessness” and include the participant(s) name(s) on the memo line.

Something came up and I can’t attend. What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests made by Monday, January 10, 2022, will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Requests made between Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and Monday, January 31, 2022, will incur a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after Monday, January 31, 2020, will receive no refund.

For full cancellation details and process, visit the Registration and Cancellation page.

Does the Alliance offer CEUs for attending the conference?

While we do not offer CEUs, we are able to provide you with a letter confirming your registration after the conference has ended. You can assemble session descriptions and speaker bios by visiting our conference mobile app. If you would like to request a letter confirming your registration, please contact Jeania Davis at

Does the Alliance accept proposals for workshop topics and speakers?

Alliance staff plan all workshop content and conduct all speaker recruitment. We are always interested in hearing from the community about recommended speakers and subjects as we plan the conference agenda. If you would like to share your suggestions, use this link to contact us.

I received a scholarship in the past. Can I apply again?

If you have received a scholarship in the last two years you are not eligible for a scholarship to the 2022 National Conference on Ending Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies & Policies That Work.

I volunteered last year. Can I volunteer again?

The Alliance will prioritize volunteer positions for those who have not volunteered in the past.

Are travel/hotel costs covered for volunteers? How about food?

Volunteers receive complimentary registration to the conference, including access to all sessions, continental breakfast, and plenary lunches. Volunteers must arrange and cover the costs of their own transportation and lodging.

I just purchased an information table. Can the people staffing the table attend workshops or plenary sessions?

Individuals staffing information tables may not participate in the conference as a registered attendee (this includes attending both workshops and plenaries) unless they have paid an attendee registration fee.

I am a sponsor. Where do I send my logo/ad?

Sponsors may send their logo or ad to

I have a question not listed here!

Do you have a question that we haven’t answered? Contact the appropriate staff member below, or contact us here.

Jeania Davis
Director of Meetings and Events
Conference Planning, Logistics and General Questions

Siddisse Negero
Registration Questions

Elliot Kenney
Project Coordinator
Speakers, Volunteers and Scholarships

Tom Murphy
Director of Communications
Media Credentials and Press Information

Tianna Kelly
Development Coordinator
Sponsorship Opportunities and Information Tables