Invite to join Housing Oregon conference Oct 4-8, Homelessness Track sessions


Tim McCormick
 

thanks to Brian Hoop, Executive Director of Housing Oregon, for passing on this free invitation to PDX Shelter Forum members to join this week's Housing Oregon conference, including access to recorded sessions to be posted later.  

You can join any of the specific homelessness-related sessions Brian has listed below, by using the Zoom links listed. 

To access other sessions, you should register for the conference, which by the way is co-organized as part of a larger national conference Resilient Communities: The National Forumuse the passcode HonoredGuest for free, scholarship, registration, supported by Meyer Memorial Trust. 

I call your attention particularly to this session: 

UNPACKING THE VILLAGE: NEW RESEARCH TOWARD BETTER ALTERNATIVE SHELTER

Friday, October 8
9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT

Join Zoom session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83463103673?pwd=R2g4Qjg4UXgwVWJ2R2Z2bitBeFlldz09

PRESENTERS
 ·  Todd Ferry Senior Research Associate and Faculty Fellow, Center for Public Interest Design, Portland State University
 ·  Dr. Marisa Zapata Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning and Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University
 ·  Dr. Greg Townley Associate Professor of Community Psychology, Portland State University and Co-founder, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

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Todd Ferry
Dr. Marisa Zapata
Dr. Greg Townley 
Brian Hoop

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From: Brian Hoop <brian@...>
Date: Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Invite to join Homelessness Track sessions - Housing Oregon conference - Oct 4-8
To: <tmccormick@...>

Tim - Feel free to share with your list. 

Brian  

This week is Housing Oregon’s Industry Support Conference, October 4-8. There are dozens of online sessions highlighting current issues and best practices addressing affordable multi-family rental housing, homelessness services and expanding access to homeownership for low-income residents across Oregon.

You are invited to access for FREE a few of the workshops which are part of the Homelessness track. You are also welcome to consider registering for the entire multi-state weeklong conference at Resilient Communities: The National Forum.  Registering gives you access to 80+ workshops from multiple state community development and affordable housing associations, like Housing Oregon, collaborating on this conference.

Below you will find workshop dates, times and Zoom meeting room links you can access for several of the Homelessness Track sessions.  To participate in other sessions, including the national sessions on Monday/Tuesday, you will need to register.

If you have questions, please contact conference organizer – brian@... or 503-475-6056.


EQUITABLE RESEARCH, EVALUATION, AND GOVERNANCE FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS

Wednesday, October 6

10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT

Join Zoom session:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88149900511?pwd=NWNwd1VBK2Q1QkZUdmNsbkhDR0RsZz09

What does it look like for homelessness research and evaluation practices to be centered on racial equity and people who have lived experience with homelessness? Researchers from Health Share of Oregon worked with Portland State University’s Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative and Providence CORE to answer this question. They will discuss their study focused on the Regional Supportive Housing Impact Fund, which addresses the growing need for permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness with serious health care needs in the Portland metropolitan region. The findings and recommendations of this study provide actionable guidance for any organization seeking more equitable research, evaluation, and governance approaches for supportive housing and homelessness services.

PANELISTS

·         Dr. Marisa Zapata Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning and Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

·         Alyssa Craigie Director of Health Systems Integration, Health Share of Oregon

·         L. Bentley Moses Program Manager, Center for Outcomes Research and Education


PATHWAYS TO STABILITY FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING IDD AND HOMELESSNESS

Thursday, October 7

 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Join Zoom session:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86534370503?pwd=aEY0WmdvSEdzaElLUkJxZCtOWmcxZz09

This session will highlight the challenges and opportunities to securing stable housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Building off of EcoNorthwest's 2020 data study that revealed deep but still hidden unmet housing needs for this special population, three project sponsors will share how they are forging solutions for our neurodiverse neighbors in both urban and rural communities.

MODERATOR

·         Margaret Van Vliet Consultant, Trillium Advisors

 

PANELISTS

·         Terri Silvis, Ph.D CEO, Horizon Projects

·         Jennifer Knapp Executive Director, Community Vision

·         Bryce Bahler, LICSW Director, Transitional Community Treatment, Ryther

UNPACKING THE VILLAGE: NEW RESEARCH TOWARD BETTER ALTERNATIVE SHELTER

Friday, October 8

9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT

Join Zoom session:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83463103673?pwd=R2g4Qjg4UXgwVWJ2R2Z2bitBeFlldz09

The village model, which features non-congregate sleeping units and shared facilities, has emerged as a favorite alternative approach to providing shelter for houseless community members. Advocates argue that villages can be put in place quickly, use underutilized land, and offer common space for empowerment, healing, and community. Research at Portland State University’s Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative (HRAC) provides critical context for the practices and outcomes of the village model. Learn from members of the interdisciplinary team at HRAC who conducted this research. They'll share key lessons from a multi-year study, funded by Meyer Memorial Trust, that engaged a range of stakeholders, including villagers, village managers/support-specialists, village designers/architects, and neighbors. As interest in the village model grows both locally and nationally, this team aims to identify best practices for the creation of more impactful and equitable villages—practices that can also inform a range of other approaches to alternative shelter.

PRESENTERS

·         Todd Ferry Senior Research Associate and Faculty Fellow, Center for Public Interest Design, Portland State University

·         Dr. Marisa Zapata Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning and Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

·         Dr. Greg Townley Associate Professor of Community Psychology, Portland State University and Co-founder, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University


Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley: New legislation championing affordable homeownership and ending homelessness

Friday, October 8

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT

Join Zoom session:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84188314963?pwd=QUFiY2tRbkZ0Rlg5ZkdIaHpuc2hZdz09

Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley join us to explain new legislation they have introduced designed to address America’s crisis of housing availability and affordability by reducing the shortcomings of current housing policies and funding levels. After brief comments, the Senators’ policy staff will join for Q & A. Senator Ron Wyden’s DASH Act will make a generational investment to end childhood homelessness and tackle the housing affordability crisis by issuing Housing Choice Vouchers to all families with children; greatly increase the production of deeply affordable housing for families exiting homelessness and reform the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Senator Merkley’s Affordable HOME Act will invest $40 billion per year in the National Housing Trust Fund; lower the cost of housing so everyone can afford a place to live; and build an emergency housing program to deploy resources during large-scale disasters like wildfires.

 

PRESENTERS

·         U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

·         U.S. Senator Jeff Merley

·         Madison Moskowitz  Domestic Economic Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Ron Wyden

·         Matthew Traylor  Housing Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Jeff Merkley


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Brian Hoop
Housing Oregon
Executive Director
P: 503-475-6056 
PO Box 8427
Portland, OR 97207
Pronouns: He/Him/His

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Tim McCormick
+1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative