Housing Ohio 2021 Materials

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Monday, April 5

Plenary

Covid, Housing & Homelessness: Our Path Forward The pandemic revealed health and safety vulnerabilities in our homeless system, which has long depended to a great extent on congregate shelters to serve unhoused Ohioans. Providers have been working overtime to implement new protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among Ohio’s homeless population. Join COHHIO’s Bill Faith, Richard Cho, HUD’s Senior Policy Advisor, and Ann Oliva, visiting senior fellow of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, to learn how can we emerge from this public health crisis to create a healthier homelessness response system that can respond to future crises and connect people to permanent housing solutions.

Workshop Set A

Evicted: Lessons from Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Matthew Desmond cast a spotlight on America’s eviction crisis, noting that evictions are not just a symptom of poverty, but a cause. Localities across the country, including several in Ohio, are taking action. Hear from presenters working in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati to stem the tide of evictions, protect tenants, and prevent homelessness.
Housing at the Center: A Foundation to Thrive In this session we will hear how providers utilize housing programs to meet the needs of special populations in Ohio. This session highlights the Ohio 811 project which provides rental subsidies to low-income Ohioans with disabilities; Scholar House which gives young parents the stability to advance their education; and EDEN Inc.’s Returning Home Ohio program, which connects returning citizens to private rental units.
Impact of Hotels as Non-Congregate Emergency Shelters Researchers from the University of Washington and the King County, Washington recently studied the use of non-congregate hotel settings to serve people experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area. Their findings help inform future strategic responses to homelessness and public health crises as a return to high-density shelters may not be an option due to ongoing public health concerns.

Workshop Set B

Community Action Agencies’ Role in Ending Homelessness During the ongoing pandemic, Community Action Agencies in Ohio are playing a critical role in the administration of emergency rental assistance for people affected by job and income loss. We will hear how CAAs have targeted these resources to households most in need and how they are implementing these programs in ways that make them accessible to help at-risk Ohioans avoid eviction and homelessness
Street Outreach in the Era of Coordinated Entry Effective Coordinated Entry systems incorporate street outreach so that people living on the land can access permanent housing resources. Unfortunately, there are often gaps in the interface between the point of engagement and the resolution of homelessness. Learn about best practices for the transition from street outreach to housing, and how data can better inform outreach and ensure integration with other services.
Affordable Housing Development Principles: What, Who & How Affordable housing is crucial for ending homelessness and promoting housing stability for low-income Ohioans. Presenters will demystify the affordable housing development process and explain how Low-Income Housing Tax Credits work, illustrating these concepts with several local case studies.

Tuesday, April 6

Plenary

Equitably Transforming Our Community Response to Homelessness The struggles of communities to respond effectively, urgently, and equitably to the needs of people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed what we already knew but have not addressed: our homelessness response systems must be transformed and reimagined, and redesigned to achieve racial equity and justice. Marc Dones and Sam Batko will discuss the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response Project, a collaborative call to action delivered by people who have experienced homelessness and homelessness response systems. They’ll share lessons learned from communities, what policy shifts are needed right now, and how we can transform systems to achieve housing justice.

Workshop Set C

Segregated City: The Lasting Impact of Redlining, Sundown Towns and More Historic patterns of discriminatory lending, zoning, and restrictions on African-Americans’ freedom of movement have left a lasting impact on communities around the country. In this session we’ll explore how these practices shaped our present-day neighborhoods and American society.
Problem Solving: A Conflict Resolution Approach to Homelessness Prevention Problem Solving is a client-centered, conflict resolution approach that helps clients identify their own strengths and resources to empower them to create their own paths out of homelessness. This session delves into the Problem Solving philosophy and provides interactive activities to build effective techniques.
Healthy Beginnings at Home: Better Birth Outcomes through Rental Assistance Healthy Beginnings at Home, an innovative partnership between housing and healthcare providers in Columbus, is laying the groundwork to demonstrate the positive benefits of safe, stable and affordable housing on maternal and infant health. During this session, Healthy Beginnings partners will discuss their findings, and ongoing efforts to expand this pilot project beyond Columbus.

Workshop Set D

Identifying and Supporting Decompensation in Your Program The pandemic’s negative impact on mental health is widespread, but an individual who is decompensating in your housing program can cause greater instability and jeopardize their own ability to remain safely housed. In this session, presenters will explain how to identify signs of decompensation and help these individuals maintain their housing and the safety of your program.
Beyond a Home: Building Meaningful Supports in Communities As homeless services providers, we are capable of physically ending a person’s homelessness, but helping someone find a true home is a more complicated challenge. Hear from professionals working to help individuals find a sense of belonging with friends, neighbors, and social networks through pragmatic training in advocating for oneself, public speaking, and conflict resolution.
Fair Housing: Animals in Housing & Shelters The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination against protected classes, including those with a disability. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in places of public accommodation. Both laws allow for people with disabilities to have animals to assist them. Learn exactly how these protections apply to shelter and housing programs, and how they implemented strategies to meet the needs of the individual and the animal.

Wednesday, April 7

Plenary

Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis The pandemic and economic recession have exposed many cracks in the foundation of our system, particularly with the growing affordable housing shortage at a time when we’re all advised to stay home. Kicking off this plenary is Sen. Sherrod Brown, the new Chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Development Committee, who will share his plans for increasing the Senate’s attention to housing and homelessness issues. Then we’ll hear National Low Income Housing Coalition President & CEO Diane Yentel and Zillow economist Alexandra Lee explore emerging trends in the decades-old affordable housing shortage problem and share ideas for how the Biden administration can adopt new federal policies to expand access to homes for struggling Americans.

Workshop Set E

Public Policy Advocacy & Debate Join this interactive session hear about COHHIO’s efforts to advance better state and federal policies and secure adequate funding to expand affordable housing and end homelessness. Meet legislators and learn how to effectively put your advocacy skills into action.
Strategies to Ensure DV Survivors Aren’t Twice Victimized Domestic Violence survivors face numerous challenges to achieve housing stability. In this session, we’ll learn how communities have used rapid rehousing, Coordinated Entry and more to address the unique needs of DV survivors.
Shared Housing: Opportunities & Challenges The convergence of demographic trends with today’s economic realities indicates a new openness to shared living as an innovative, lower-cost alternative housing model to reduce and prevent homelessness among individuals and families. Discover how this approach uses existing and underutilized housing to overcome affordable housing challenges.

Workshop Set F

Improving Services for Human Trafficking Victims Discover the shocking reality of human trafficking in Ohio, and see how housing interventions can help survivors overcome their trauma. Learn to identify and serve people through wrap-around programs that target human trafficking survivors.
Tackling Health Disparities for People Experiencing Homelessness This session highlights a case study of the Family Health Program, a localized intervention designed to improve health outcomes at a Permanent Supportive Housing campus. Learn strategies to improve health and well-being by expanding access to health services through training and education, and how to turn a demonstration grant into a sustainable project by strategically building community partnerships.
Meeting the Housing Needs of Individuals Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS has become more of a manageable chronic disease over the past decade. As with any chronic health condition, providers still need to know about the unique needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Panelists will offer a variety of approaches for housing providers and case managers to support people with resources that can help them thrive at home and in their community.

Housing Ohio 2019 Materials

Monday & Tuesday Plenary

Presentation/Materials

Monday Morning Bill Faith- Powerpoint
Tuesday Morning Lightning Round- Powerpoint
Tuesday Lunch Amanda Andere- Powerpoint

Workshop Set A

Presentation/Materials

Prioritizing Need Among Those Experiencing Homelessness Danielle Otte|Lori Corey- Powerpoint
Linda Rudawski- Powerpoint
Jamie Hummer- Powerpoint
Moving Beyond Homelessness and Housing Poverty Vashti Rutledge- Powerpoint
Robert Caldwell- Powerpoint
Promising Innovations in Permanent Supportive Housing Development Robert Bitzenhofer-Powerpoint
Ryan Cassell- Powerpoint
Todd Tober- Powerpoint
The Rights of People with Disabilities Under the Law Kevin Truitt|Michelle Brunson- Powerpoint
Meeting the Educational Needs of Children Experiencing Homelessness N/A
Racial Inequity in Our System 101 Jason Reece- Powerpoint
Angelic Arena- Powerpoint
Kyle Strickland- Powerpoint

Workshop Set B

Presentation/Materials

Working with TANF to End Homelessness Joe Scalise- Powerpoint
Sharon Mcdonald- Powerpoint
LGBTQ Youth and Faith Engagement Melissa Meyer|Heidi Weaver-Smith- Powerpoint
Start Your Own Social Enterprise Ed Miner- Handout
Ramona Swayne- Powerpoint
Paula Haines- Powerpoint
Harm Reduction Housing: Building Recovery Capital Bela Koe Krompecher- Powerpoint
Oona Krieg- Powerpoint
Gordon Casey- Powerpoint
Housing Subsidies: What Everyone Needs to Know Nick Dinardo- Powerpoint
Moving Up Strategies Jamie Hummer- Powerpoint
Terri Power- Powerpoint

Workshop Set C

Presentation/Materials

Key Considerations in Developing LGBTQ Friendly Services and Housing Beth Holger- Powerpoint
Kim Welter- Powerpoint
Melissa Meyer – Powerpoint
A New Lens: The Ohio Data Warehouse Katie Fallon- Powerpoint
Blended Management Approaches in Permanent Supportive Housing Ijaz Qureshi|Jennifer Harrison- Powerpoint
Matt Smaby|Megan Scheck- Powerpoint
The Violence Against Women Act Hayley Kick|Maria Bruno- Powerpoint
Identifying and Understanding Implicit Bias (Part 1) Teresa Stafford- Powerpoint
Working with Landlords in Housing First Programs Angela Cecys- Powerpoint
Briana Primas|David Hunt- Powerpoint

Workshop Set D

Presentation/Materials

Using Housing First to Combat the Opioid Crisis Matt Tice- Powerpoint
Identifying and Understanding Implicit Bias (Part 2) Teresa Stafford- Powerpoint
Exploring the Link Between Transportation and Housing Thea Walsh- Powerpoint
Brendan Phillips- Powerpoint
Olivia Hook- Powerpoint
Thriving Partnerships in Healthcare and Housing Angela Mingo- Powerpoint
Maureen Corcoran- Powerpoint
Stephen Brown- Powerpoint
Invisible Crisis: Youth Homelessness in Rural Communities Beth Horwitz- Powerpoint
Lisa Brooks- Powerpoint
Follow the Money: State Budget Update Connie Nolder- Powerpoint

Workshop Set E

Presentation/Materials

Housing Not Handcuffs! Eric Tars- Powerpoint
Joe Scalise- Powerpoint
Using Legal Resources as an Eviction Prevention Strategy Marcus Salter- Powerpoint & Resource
Hazel Remesch- Powerpoint
Jyoshu Tsushima- Video 1| Video 2| Video 3
Veronica Martinez- Powerpoint
Child Welfare Initiatives in Housing Geoffrey Hollenbach- Powerpoint
Dana Santo- Powerpoint
Naloxone Training Steve Roth- Powerpoint
Rapid Rehousing: A Deeper Dive Tom Albanese- Powerpoint
Beth Fetzer Rice- Powerpoint
Rachel Duck- Powerpoint
Creating Racial Equity in Your Organization Va Lecia Adams- Powerpoint
Shameikia I. Smith- Powerpoint

Wednesday INstitutere

Presentation/Materials

Program Evaluation and Accountability Sheri Chaney Jones- Powerpoint
Applying Conflict Resolution to the Homeless System Kara Tellaisha- Powerpoint
Utilizing Supported Employment Zandia Lawson|Sarah Swanson|Jan Mader- Powerpoint
Landlord-Tenant Law Joe Maskovyak|Bill Willis- Powerpoint