Thursday, July 21, 2011

NAEH conference reports

Richard W. Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Housing Associates has been reporting on the NAEH’s Ending Homelessness Conference. Here are some condensed reports he has issued this week:
1. During NAEH’s Ending Homelessness Conference, Steve Berg of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Jennifer Ho of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, and Charlene LeFauve of SAMSHA gave an update on Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. After one year, key accomplishments of Opening Doors include but are not limited to unprecedented collaboration – there has been an incredible improvement in the HUD-VASH program, new initiatives from HUD and HHS, and the Families with Children Signature Initiative with HUD, HHS and the Dept. of Education.
To read more about all of the accomplishments use this link:
One of the workshops at the 2011 NAEH Conference on Ending Homelessness focused on ending youth homelessness.
2. Panelists from Virginia, Georgia and Oklahoma shared their best practices in ending homelessness for children and youth. Panelists included the Kids Home Collaborative, Bridges and The Alternative House. All of these programs have been very successful in collaborating with schools to serve children and youth.
To read more use this link:
3. We have published two updates from workshops at the 2011 NAEH Conference on Ending Homelessness.
One was a workshop in which HUD Washington staff provided an update on their efforts to meet the new standards outlined in the HEARTH Act. The other was focused on how project selection criteria.
To read more use this link:
4. Lunchtime Updates from the NAEH Conference
During last week’s NAEH Conference, Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania presented data from his work with the National Center on Homeless Veterans. It is estimated that there are 149,635 veterans across America. Common Ground also gave an update on its 100,000 Homes Campaign.
To read the full post on this session use this link:
5. Homeward program focuses on work for the homeless
During the NAEH Conference, presenters shared best practices from Richmond, Virginia and San Francisco, CA that are working to get individuals experiencing homelessness employed. This post focuses on the Homeward program in Richmond recognized that a criminal record and employment are two of the biggest barriers to housing. Employment is critical because it both enhances social interaction and gives an individual the ability to pay rent.
To read more use this link:

To read all of our posts from the NAEH Conference use this link:

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