Building Health: A Health System’s Role in Supporting Affordable Housing & Ending Homelessness

Health System can be powerful partners in advancing system change to improve quality of and expand the supply of safe, healthy, and affordable housing. Join us as we spotlight health examples from Pennsylvania and around the country on how housers and Health Systems are addressing needs across the continuum of housing to improve health and […]

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House Rent Blues: Innovative Eviction Prevention Strategies in Pennsylvania

Since the release of Matthew Desmond’s groundbreaking book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, communities throughout the nation have been re-doubling their efforts to address eviction as a root cause of homelessness. This panel will spotlight promising practices in Pennsylvania, including research, court-based interventions and the integration of eviction prevention into homeless crisis […]

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E10: Breathing New Life into Older Neighborhoods

Many of our towns and 3rd class cities are facing insurmountable challenges in municipal finances, poverty, and blight as populations decline, tax bases shrink, and pensions rise. 10,000 Friends of PA and DON Enterprise are successfully collaborating with local governments and others to revitalize neighborhoods and generate positive economic impact in the City of New […]

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E4: Moving On: Partnering with Housing Authorities to Get System Flow

It is an emerging a HUD priority that those households that are stable be exited out of the homelessness service system as soon as possible. Housing Authorities are the necessary partner in ensuring those households in permanent supportive housing (PSH) that are stable but simply are not earning enough are connected to long-term subsidy and […]

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E3: Closing the Feedback Loop: Using Real-time Evaluation to Improve a Rapid Rehousing Program

A key part of becoming an effective housing-focused Rapid Rehousing provider is collecting the right data and using it to examine outcomes. Presenters will discuss how they utilized data from two pilot RRH projects to improve programs and adjust procedures to “meet clients where they are at” and help them retain permanent housing.

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E1: Pennsylvania’s Reentering Citizens: Plans and Practices

Pennsylvania’s reentrants face many barriers to self-sufficiency including access to safe, decent and affordable housing. Without housing, many experience homelessness and face higher rates of recidivism and return to correctional institutions. This session will showcase reentry housing efforts at the local, state and federal levels including plans, promising practices and successful initiatives.

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D9: Medical Respite: The Intersection of Health and Housing

The Bethlehem Haven Medical Respite Program is a collaboration between the Allegheny Health Network and its Center for Inclusion Health, Bethlehem Haven, Pittsburgh Mercy, UPMC Hospital Division and the UPMC Health Plan. Bethlehem Haven’s Medical Respite Program provides short-term residential housing coupled with post-acute medical and supportive social services to manage an individual’s recovery from […]

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D8: Housing First Advanced

To end homelessness communities must quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Come and take a deep dive on the fundamentals of housing first and get the latest updates on implementation of this model.

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D4: Ending Youth Homelessness

An overview of the scope of youth homelessness nationally and in Pennsylvania will be provided. This panel will discuss key aspects and models related to providing housing programming to Transition Age Youth (TAY.) Specific topics will include developing and implementing TAY housing programs from the ground up and an overview of models. Panel members will […]

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D3: Looking for Landlords in All the Right Places

No matter what community you live in, landlords are critical partners in ending homelessness. Please bring your struggles and solutions to this special Landlord Engagement peer learning session facilitated by Housing Locators from Allegheny and Bucks County. Together we will share and learn from one another the promising practices and incentives working to unlock quality […]

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