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SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

Early Registration Check-In – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

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

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

Advocacy and Policy: Making Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill Day and Every Day
Defining Homelessness Diversion: The Fundamentals of System and Practice Strategies
Ending Homelessness through Employment: Practical Tools for Advancing State-Level Policy and Action
Housing and Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence
Improving Cross-Program Outcomes Through Education and Homeless Service Collaboration
Rapid Re-Housing 101 for Providers and Community Leaders
Shifting Shelter: Implementing the Five Keys of Effective Emergency Shelter Practices

Pre-Conference Session 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ending Homelessness 101: What You Need to Know to Get Started

Lunch on Own – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Opening Plenary with Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness – 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Workshops I – 2:10 – 3:50 p.m.

1.01 What Gets Measured Gets Done: Creating a System Performance Framework with HMIS Data
1.02 Making Rapid Re-Housing Work for People with No or Fixed Incomes
1.03 Delivering High-Quality Services for High-Need Clients in Permanent Supportive Housing
1.04 Diversion: A System-Wide Strategy to Reduce Entries into Homelessness
1.05 Innovations in Employment for People Experiencing Homelessness
1.06 Ending Homelessness for Single Adults: Exploring What Works
1.07 Communities Ending Family Homelessness
1.08 Authentic Partnerships with People Who Have Lived Experience
1.09 Understanding Unsheltered Homelessness: What We Know So Far
1.10 Quick and Nimble: Applying All a Community’s Resources to Progressive Engagement
1.11 At the Intersection: Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Homelessness
1.12 Homelessness in the U.S. and the U.K.: Lessons Learned
1.13 How Child Welfare Agencies Can Prevent and End Homelessness

Spotlight Sessions I – 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

S1.01 Homelessness and Racial Disparities I: Big Picture
S1.02 Another Tool in the Toolbox: Experimenting with Shallow Subsidies
S1.03 It Takes a Village: Leveraging Philanthropic, Public, and Corporate Funders of Affordable Housing
S1.04 Creating Survivor-Centered Services
S1.05 How to Close a Case: Strategies for Rapid Re-Housing Providers
S1.06 Fair Housing: How it Applies to Assessment and Prioritization
S1.07 The Role of Community Action Agencies in Ending Homelessness
S1.08 Everything You Need to Know to Navigate Hill Day
S1.09 Going Public:  Getting Resources through Ballot Initiatives
S1.10 The New GPD: A Critical Part of Ending Veteran Homelessness
S1.11 Facilitating Self-Resolution
S1.12 The New AHAR: A Game Changer
S1.13 How Self-Care Can Avert Staff Burnout 

Meet and Mingle with The Honorable Kamala Harris*, United States Senator 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The Meet and Mingle is an opportunity for conference attendees to network. There will be a cash bar and light fare. *Senator Harris is scheduled to provide remarks between 6:15 and 6:45 p.m. 

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018

Continental Breakfast – 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

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

Workshops II – 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

2.01 Homelessness and Racial Disparities II: Look at Your Data
2.02 Shifting Emergency Shelter: Using Your Data To Create Change
2.03 Coordinated Community Responses to Youth Homelessness: YHDP’s First Year
2.04 Getting Landlords to “Yes:” Structuring Incentives for PSH and RRH
2.05 Shelter Diversion: A Problem-Solving Conversation
2.06 Expanding System Capacity Through PSH Move-On Strategies
2.07 Coordinated Entry: Methods of Prioritization
2.08 Ending Chronic Homelessness: Difficult but Doable
2.09 Resolving Encampments: Evaluating Different Approaches
2.10 Coordinating with TANF to End Family Homelessness
2.11 Get Their Attention: Homelessness Messages that Everyone Can Hear 
2.12 Taking a Systems Approach to Ending Homelessness in Rural Areas
2.13 From Baby Steps to Giant Leaps: Supporting the Health and Development of Young Children

Lunch Plenary with The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C. and Awards Presentation – 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

Spotlight Sessions II – 1:05 – 1:50 p.m.

S2.01 Moving On From PSH: Effective Transitions To Support Client Choice
S2.02 The Impact of Mainstream Work Requirements on Efforts to End Homelessness
S2.03 A New Federal Plan:  Setting Goals for the Future
S2.04 You’re Hired! Ending Homelessness through Employment
S2.05 A New Partner: Using Medicaid to Pay for Services
S2.06 How Can We Help? Serving Undocumented People in the Current Immigration Landscape
S2.07 Improving the Safety and Housing Outcomes of Single Women
S2.08 Flexible Financial Assistance and Problem-Solving: Rapidly Resolving Veteran Homelessness
S2.09 What Have We Learned? Lessons from Six Years of 100-Day Challenges
S2.10 Improving the Homelessness System’s Response During Natural Disasters
S2.11 Leveraging Peer Support to Improve Homeless Services
S2.12 The More You Know: The Latest Research on What Works for Youth
S2.13 Understanding and Addressing Indigenous Homelessness

Workshops III – 2:10 – 3:40 p.m.

3.01 Homelessness and Racial Disparities III: Implicit Bias
3.02 Innovations in Understanding In-Flow
3.03 Prioritizing Shelter for Households with High Barriers
3.04 Assessing Your Community’s Need for Shelter
3.05 Housing is Health Care: Integrating Systems to End Homelessness
3.06 Sanctioned Encampments: What We Know, and What We Still Need to Learn
3.07 Two (or Three or Four) Is Company: Creating Shared Housing Opportunities
3.08 Collaboration Works! Connecting Homeless and Employment Systems
3.09 Not Just A Number: How to Use the VI-SPDAT  in Coordinated Entry (and When Not To)
3.10 Effective Partnerships: VA and CoC Collaboration
3.11 Governance Models that Reduce Homelessness in Balance of State CoCs            
3.12 Rapid Re-Housing: An Effective Housing-First Intervention for Youth
3.13 Helping Children Thrive in a Harm Reduction Environment

Workshops IV – 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

4.01 Housing First and Opioid Use: Making It Work for Substance Users Experiencing Homelessness
4.02 Public Housing Authorities: Key Partners in Ending Homelessness
4.03 From the Street to Home: Best Practices in Housing-Focused Outreach
4.04 Ramp Up: Building Capacity Quickly
4.05 Critical Time Intervention in Rapid Re-Housing: Lessons from the Pilot Project
4.06 Can We Really Prevent Homelessness?
4.07 Don’t Let the NIMBYs Get You Down: Common Challenges and Solutions
4.08 Partnerships and Process: Serving Medically Frail Tenants
4.09 Preventing and Ending Homelessness Among People with Histories of Incarceration
4.10 Going Back Home: Safe and Supportive Family Reunification for Homeless Youth
4.11 Creative Strategies to End Rural Homelessness
4.12 Housing Survivors: Exploring Funding and Practice Strategies
4.13 Who Will Watch My Kids? Accessing Child Care

HUD SNAPS Q&A – 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.


Continental Breakfast – 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

HUD Listening Session: Consumer Engagement – 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

HUD Listening Session: Employment – 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration – 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Workshops V – 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

5.01 The Highest Priority: Getting PSH to People Who Need It Most
5.02 Dude, Where’s My TH? The Changing Role of Transitional Housing in Ending Homelessness
5.03 Improving Housing Stability and Reducing Returns to Homelessness
5.04 Partnering with Law Enforcement to Help End Homelessness
5.05 Creating Non-Traditional Affordable Housing to Quickly Address Homelessness Among Single Adults
5.06 Cultivating Informal Supports to End Homelessness
5.07 Caring for the Aging Homeless Population
5.08 Turning Data Sharing Barriers into Data Sharing Bridges
5.09 Working Together: Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services Coordination
5.10 Effective Leadership Strategies for Homeless Response Systems
5.11 Building Community Support to Fund Solutions and End Homelessness
5.12 Faithful Witness: How Religious Communities Prevent and End Homelessness
5.13 Effective Partnerships: Schools and CoCs Working Together to Support Homeless Students

 Closing Lunch Plenary with The Honorable Cory A. Booker, United States Senator – 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 – 5:00 p.m.

 Join A Way Home America for their State of the Movement to #EndYouthHomelessness after the conference. For more information and to RSVP click here.


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