The Conference Framework

The Conference Framework

In order to end individual adult homelessness we will have to be able to reach out to people who are unsheltered; maintain decent, low-barrier shelters and other crisis responses; make sure people have rapid access to permanent places to live; and link them to employment and needed services. All of this will need to be done within a homelessness system that is outcome-oriented and addresses racial and other disparities. The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference will cover these key areas through the sessions below:

Unsheltered Homelessness: Strategies to Understand and Address Unsheltered Homelessness

  • Understanding and Responding to Unsheltered Homelessness
  • Approaches to Encampment Resolution
  • Are Sanctioned Encampments a Good Idea?
  • When the Closest Shelter is 100 Miles Away: Unsheltered in Rural America
  • Public Employees Reach Out: Partners in Ending Street Homelessness
  • Tailoring Outreach to Highly Vulnerable Subpopulations
  • Critical Connections: Engaging Unsheltered Adults
  • Win-Wins on Unsheltered Homelessness: Humane Solutions, Visible Results
  • Law Enforcement Partners Can Help End Individual Adult Homelessness: Here’s How!

Crisis Response: Designing an Efficient and Effective Crisis Response

  • Overcoming Legal Barriers
  • How to Ramp Up Shelter Capacity, Quickly
  • Assessing Shelter Capacity
  • Targeted Shelter: When to Specialize?
  • Principles and Practice: Housing First, Harm Reduction, and Crisis Resolution
  • Lowering Shelter Barriers for People Who Are Unsheltered
  • Identifying and Implementing Behavioral Health Strategies with Special Attention to Race
  • Longer-Term Crisis Housing Models for Individual Adults
  • How Diversion Techniques are Helping Avert Homelessness and Facilitating Self-Resolution
  • Making Housing the Primary Goal of Emergency Shelter Services
  • Peer Support for Individual Homeless Adults
  • What Caseworkers Should Know
  • Special Considerations: Homelessness Among Undocumented Individuals
  • Identifying and Mobilizing Community Resources to Expand Shelter Options
  • Opioid Use Among Homeless Individuals 

Housing: Increasing Affordable Permanent Housing Options for Individual Adults and Quickly Returning Those Experiencing Homelessness to Their Own Housing

  • Rapid Re-Housing for Individual Homeless Adults: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel
  • Section 811 Housing Vouchers: New Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Tailoring RRH Responses: Taking Populations and Geographies into Account
  • Partnering with Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to End Individual Adult Homelessness
  • Thinking Outside the One-Bedroom Apartment Box: Non-Traditional Affordable Housing Options
  • How to Find, Engage, and Motivate Landlords
  • Innovations in Housing: Working Outside of HUD to Create New Opportunities
  • Three Best Practices to Connect Jobseekers Experiencing Homelessness to Employment
  • Designing Adequate Services in PSH for Highly Vulnerable or Disabled Individuals
  • The Family Option
  • Experimenting with Innovative Subsidy Models
  • Housing and Service Options for Older Adults
  • Preventing Homelessness for Youth Exiting Foster Care

Systemic Response: Implementing a Performance-Based Systemic Response to Homelessness that Functions Across the Community and Across Mainstream Agencies to Ensure That Homelessness and Housing Instability for Individual Adults is Rare, Brief, and Non-Recurring

  • Coordinated Approaches to Ending Youth Homelessness
  • Coordinated Entry: Making It Work for Everyone
  • Designing Coordinated Entry Systems and Prioritization to Better Serve Individual Adults
  • Helping Everyone Go Home: Resolving Homelessness for People Who Aren’t Prioritized for a Housing Intervention
  • A Systemic Response to Individual Adult Homelessness in Rural Areas
  • Data Collection on Unsheltered Homelessness for Continuous Performance Improvement
  • Homelessness and Workforce Systems Speed-Dating: Making the Perfect Match
  • Building State Medicaid and Housing Agency Partnerships
  • Integrating and Coordinating Outreach Efforts
  • Second Chances: Ending Homelessness for Formerly Incarcerated Individual Homeless Adults
  • More than an Acronym Salad: The Importance of WIOA, SNAP E&T, WDBs, BIDs, and Medicaid for Jobseekers Experiencing Homelessness 

Please visit the conference website frequently for updates.