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Wednesday, Feb. 28

Pre-Conference Events

  •  1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Join A Way Home America for their State of the Movement to #endyouthhomelessness, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. For more information click here.
  •  2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – To see an effective model of coordinated entry and housing placement in practice, RSVP for a free tour of the LA Family Housing Campus. For more information, contact LA Family Housing at EVENTS@LAFH.ORG. Free transportation will be provided from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sign up today, because space is limited. 

3 – 6 p.m. Early Registration Check-In

6 – 7 p.m. HUD Policy Listening Session: Rapid Re-Housing in Tight Rental Markets

Thursday, March 1

7 – 7:45 a.m. Morning Wellness – Meditation Yoga with Shay

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Check-In

8 – 8:45 a.m. Morning Snack with Coffee and Tea

9 – 9:45 a.m. Opening Plenary

  • Keynote: Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, DC

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Workshops I

1.01 Working Together to End Youth Homelessness: It Takes a System

1.02 How Are Communities Driving Down Family Homelessness?

1.03 Diversion: A Crisis Response Conversation

1.04 Integrating Employment Services into Family & Youth Housing Strategies

1.05 Harm Reduction for Families and Youth

1.06 From Numbers to Action: Using System Performance Measures to Drive Change

1.07 Creating Change at the State and Local Levels

1.08 Re-tooling Emergency Shelter

1.09 Protecting Immigrant Families and Youth Experiencing Homelessness In a New Federal Environment

1.10 From Theory to Practice: Navigating Coordinated Entry Implementation

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Plenary (meal served)

  • Remarks by the Honorable Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • A Conversation with Sean Baker, Director of ‘The Florida Project’
  • Keynote: Rafael López,  Managing Director, Health & Public Service Practice, Accenture

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Workshops II

2.01 “Find”: Getting Landlords to “Yes” in Difficult Markets

2.02 Making Case Management Effective for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

2.03 Partnering to Meet Behavioral Health Needs

2.04 New Research Impacting Homeless Services Systems

2.05 Child Welfare Agencies Investing in Housing Solutions

2.06 Utilizing Data to Build Partnerships and Coordination

2.07 How to Improve Young Children’s Resiliency, Health and Development

2.08 Improving Coordination Between Domestic Violence and Homeless Systems

2.09 Youth Voice, Youth Choice: Partnering with Young People to End Youth Homelessness

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Spotlight Sessions I

S1.01 Latest Developments in the Federal Response to Homelessness

S1.02 Faith Communities as Partners in Sheltering and Housing Families 

S1.03 Engaging Employers in Your Homeless Services System

S1.04 Matching Families to Affordable and Sustainable Housing

S1.05 Making the Connection: Using Data to Bring Rural Communities Together

S1.06 Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking (Part I)

S1.07 Supporting Young Parents and Their Children

S1.08 Leveraging Peer Support to Enhance Client Outcomes

S1.09 Practical Skills: Innovative and Effective Project Management

S1.10 Flexible Funding: An Emerging Housing Response for Domestic Violence Survivors

5:15 – 6 p.m. Spotlight Sessions II

S2.01 A New Model for Transitional Housing: Crisis Housing with Housing-Focused Services

S2.02 Making Youth Housing and Services LGBTQ-Inclusive and –Affirming

S2.03 Working with Juvenile Justice Systems to Prevent Youth Homelessness

S2.04 Host Homes: Getting the Community Involved

S2.05 Contracting for Performance: Using Performance Metrics to Improve Outcomes

S2.06 Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking (Part II)

S2.07 Moving the Conversation: Understanding HUD Eligibility

S2.08 How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love Working with the Media

S2.09 End Unsheltered Family Homelessness – Now!

S2.10 Syncing Up; Child Care, Rapid Re-Housing and Employment

6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Meet and Mingle Reception

  • Light fare and cash bar

Friday, March 2

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

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration Check-in

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Workshops III

3.01 Best Practices in Youth Rapid Re-Housing

3.02 Understanding and Responding to Encampments

3.03 “Pay”: A Progressive Engagement Approach to Rapid Re-Housing Financial Assistance 

3.04 Improving Employment Outcomes for Families Experiencing Homelessness

3.05 Partnering with Your Public Housing Agency

3.06 Ending Rural Homelessness: Challenges, Successes, and a Comprehensive Response

3.07 Schools and School Liaisons As Critical Partners

3.08 Structuring a Progressive Engagement System

3.09 Part of the Solution: Racial Disparities in Homelessness Systems and Programs 

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Plenary (meal served)

  • Remarks by the Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Second District, County of Los Angeles
  • Keynote: Richard Rothstein, Author, The Color of Law 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Workshops IV

4.01 Partnering with Child Welfare to End Youth Homelessness

4.02 “Stay”: Rapid Re-Housing Case Management to Promote Housing Stability 

4.03 Effective Crisis Response for Homeless Youth

4.04 Coordinated Entry: Dynamic Prioritization and Real-Time Data Management

4.05 Leading the Charge: Philanthropy Paving the Way to Best Practices

4.06 Making Housing Services and Systems Responsive to Survivors

4.07 Right-Sizing Interventions for Families 

4.08 A Shared Housing Conversation: Making it Work for Families and Youth

4.09 Involving TANF and WIOA in Ending Family Homelessness

3 – 4:30 p.m. Workshops V

5.01 Improving Employment & Education Opportunities for Youth

5.02 Getting Unstuck: Creating System Flow with Emergency Shelters

5.03 Preventing Family Homelessness: Targeting for Maximum Impact

5.04 Landlords are the Solution!

5.05 Families as a Resource to End Youth Homelessness

5.06 Affordable Housing: The Best Way to Prevent Homelessness

5.07 Medicaid’s Role in the Fight to End Homelessness

5.08 Improving Outcomes for Your Community’s Most Vulnerable Families

5.09 Engaging Local Cross-Sector Leadership