COHHIO staff attended and presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s 2019 in Washington D.C. last month, and we’re excited to bring some great information back to Ohio and continue working towards ending homelessness in our state.
During the NAEH convening, over 2,000 homeless and housing professionals met to learn and discuss best practices for serving individuals experiencing homelessness. Out of the overall 110 sessions offered some of the session topics were around race equity, ending individual adult homelessness, dynamic prioritization, Medicaid utilization, lowering shelter barriers, and harm reduction. Plenary speakers included Rep. Lacy Clay and Housing Ohio 2017 conference alum Dr. Megan Sandel.
Here are some upcoming events and training opportunities on the horizon:
- Sept. 11 – Fair Housing 101, Part 1, COHHIO webinar
- Sept. 17 – Understanding & Mitigating Implicit Bias, COHHIO webinar
- Sept. 16-17 – Housing University in Columbus, hosted by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Sept. 24 – Legal Compliance Training in Elyria, hosted by Ohio Recovery Housing
- Sept. 26 – Understand, Prepare, React: Infusing MAT Into Your Program, COHHIO webinar*
- Oct. 4 – Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Compliance Training for affordable housing providers, Cleveland
- Oct. 8 – Fair Housing 101, Part 2, COHHIO webinar*
- Oct. 11 – VAWA Compliance Training for affordable housing providers, Columbus
- Oct. 16 – SOAR Ohio Adult Fundamentals*
- Oct. 22 – Improving Supports Service for LGBTQ+ in Permanent Supportive Housing*
The Ohio CDC Association’s Annual Conference is also a great opportunity to learn more about community development. Join OCDCA at its 35th Annual Conference, under the theme Celebrating Excellence: Resurgence of Local Pride, October 9-11 at the independent McKinley Grand Hotel in downtown Canton.
Featuring local tours covering sustainable affordable housing, food access solutions, and county-wide workforce development models; workshops including nonprofits’ roles in transportation barriers, resources for community development organizations, and racial inequality and inequity; a downtown Canton exploration stroll; and a keynote presentation by Dr. John Carlos, the conference celebrates our communities as a whole and welcomes the local pride. Join us for networking as we explore Canton and Stark County this fall. Register here.