B9: FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCY SINGLE FAMILY AFFORDABLE HOUSING MORTGAGE UPDATE

This session will provide basic concepts, updates on affordable housing programs and single family mortgages provided by PHFA, HUD, USDA Rural Development.

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B8: Community Health Needs Assessments: What Housers Should Know

As part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to create a hospital community health needs assessment every three years to address the critical health needs of the community it serves. Come and learn how to get a seat at the table and what can be done to elevate housing in the assessment.

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B7: Tri County Community Action’s Making Choices Poverty Simulation

The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.

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B6: Advancing LGBTQ Equity in Homelessness Services and Beyond

Interpreting and addressing the unique needs of LGBTQ persons experiencing homelessness has been a challenge for many coordinated entry systems. To this end, Your Way Home is currently leading a LGBTQ Community Engagement Project to identify and recommend ways in which human service systems across the county can be more inclusive in system design, better […]

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B5: Community Land Trust Homeownership: Case Studies Across PA

This session will educate participants on the basics of community land trusts, the positive outcomes for CLT homeowners, and the mechanics of CLT mortgage loans. Panelists will discuss 3 community land trusts across the state and their lender partnerships. It will cover the details of CLT mortgages and homeownership finance, homeowner outcomes, a CLT’s continuous […]

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B4: The Intersection of Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis

Pennsylvania is overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic. This workshop will discuss the need for partnership and out-of-the-box service provision to make a significant difference to the impacted individuals and families. In addition, providers from both urban and rural areas will share challenges and lessons learned that can be utilized in any community by providers across […]

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B3: Out of the Box, Off of the Queue: Utilizing Creative Outreach Services and Non-Traditional Community Partners Through the Coordinated Entry System

Learn how bringing the front door of the CoC to the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness can increase ease of access, while also driving unique approaches to serving subpopulations like Veterans, Transition Aged Youth, and those who are Chronically Homeless. We will also explore the benefits of engaging non-traditional agencies and organizations as CES partners, […]

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B2: Getting Tough on Blight: Addressing Bad Actors Who Take Advantage of Tax Sales

Learn how counties are using pre-registration to address anonymous LLC’s that take advantage of tax sales and do not maintain properties. We will also discuss how the legislature plans to address this issue statewide.

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B1: Housing For All: Inclusionary Zoning Across Pennsylvania

Inclusionary zoning is increasingly being used by municipalities across the country to produce affordable housing and mitigate displacement by requiring new private development projects to provide a percentage of affordable housing. This session will focus on inclusionary zoning’s key elements and then highlight communities in Pennsylvania that are in different phases of adopting local inclusionary […]

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