Archive for June 6th, 2012

6th June
written by Norm Suchar

There are a lot of changes that are happening or about to happen as a result of the HEARTH Act, and we’ll be spending a lot of time at the conference explaining the changes and their implications. Here’s a rundown of the planned content related to implementation of the HEARTH Act.

There are a few workshops where you can expect to learn about specific aspects of the HEARTH Act. Before the conference begins, there’s a pre-conference session where you can ask HUD officials questions about the HEARTH Act and HUD programs (it’s not on the published agenda yet, but it will be soon). There are also conference sessions providing an overview of how the HEARTH Act changes and HUD programs fit together (1.13), rural homelessness (3.13), the new ESG program (4.13), the new CoC program (5.12), and Continuum of Care leadership (6.10).

We also have several workshops about using the changes made by the HEARTH Act to improve homeless assistance, including sessions on coordinated assessment (2.6), overseeing homeless assistance (2.7), retooling programs (3.7), measuring and improving community-wide outcomes (4.7), and reallocating resources (5.7). We’ve put together a one page HEARTH Act Conference Track.

As with all of our conferences, the main goal is to share ideas about how to best prevent and end homelessness. The HEARTH Act provides a lot of new tools to help do that, and so you’ll hear HEARTH Act changes discussed throughout.

Monday, July 16, 2012
Pre-Conference Session  – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

[Session with HUD officials to discuss the HEARTH Act and HUD Homeless Assistance Programs: title and description forthcoming]

Workshops I – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1.13 [Overview of the HEARTH Act and Changes to HUD Programs: title and description forthcoming]

Workshops II – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2.6 Coordinated Assessment

2.7 Getting the Most Out of Your System: Overseeing Homeless Assistance

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Workshops III – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

3.7 Retooling Your Transitional Housing Program

3.13 Beyond the City Limits: Ending Homelessness in Rural and Tribal Areas

Workshops IV – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

4.7 Measuring and Improving System Outcomes

4.13 Implementing the HEARTH Act: The New Emergency Solutions Grant Program

Workshops V – 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

5.7 Shifting Gears: Community Planning to Re-Allocate Resources to Support New Strategies

5.12 Implementing the HEARTH Act: The New Continuum of Care Program

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Workshops VI – 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

6.10 Effective Continuum of Care Leadership: Examples and Strategies

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