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2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness


Monday, July 22, 2019 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

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Abt Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, the nation’s largest convening of service providers, leaders, advocates, and consumers working to end homelessness in the United States.

Join our experts from the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness, an initiative led by Abt and affiliated partners, including the Urban Institute, Community Shelter Board, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware. Be sure to stop by booth #9 to learn more.

Abt staff will participate in the following activities:

Workshop I: Stella: HUD’s New Tool for Using Your Data to Enhance System Performance
Monday, July 22, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. | Roosevelt 3
Data-driven decision-making is critical to shaping a system that prevents and ends homelessness. In this session, participants will learn about the importance of using CoC system performance measures, the data from the Point in Time count, the Housing Inventory Count, and the Annual Homeless Assessment Report through a new tool that HUD has built as a one-stop shop for data analysis. “STELLA” will integrate your data to create a more complete picture of your system and help you make decisions that will increase system flow, and improve housing outcomes.

Presenters: Joyce MacAlpine (Abt Associates), Norm Suchar, Fran Ledger (Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), Sarah Kahn (Cloudburst)

WORKSHOP II: Getting Rid of the Waiting List: Dynamic System Management
Monday, July 22, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. | Roosevelt 1&2

The homeless response system’s primary goal is to move people from homelessness to housing quickly and efficiently. But because of scarce resources, an unintended consequence of moving towards a systemic approach to ending homelessness has been putting people on waitlists for interventions they will likely never receive. This workshop will explore dynamic system management, a prioritization process wherein all available housing resources for persons experiencing homeless in a given community are flexibly and immediately offered to the individuals who need them most acutely in that moment, regardless of whether the individuals might be better-served in the future by a type of program not presently available to them.

Presenters: Matt White (Abt Associates), Kelly King Horn (Homeward), Josh Johnson (Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio)

Workshop VII: Prioritizing New and Emerging Interventions
Wednesday, July 25, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Delaware
Many communities are expanding their homeless response interventions to include Diversion, Rapid Resolution, Shallow Subsidies, Shared Housing, Relocation/Family Reunification, TH-RRH Joint Component, and others. How are these different intervention types prioritized and targeted? Panelists will explore how these new strategies fit into your system and how should they be targeted compared to the more traditional rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing programs.

Presenters: Matt White (Abt Associates), Marina Genchev (Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority), Alex Devin (Harbor Interfaith Services, Los Angeles, CA)