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Housing Summit

2014 NCHV Housing Summit November 13-14, 2014

Hyatt Regency

New Orleans, LA

On November 13-14, 2014, NCHV and our community partners gathered in New Orleans at the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit. Expert panelists shared engagement strategies and outcomes from 25 Cities, Zero: 2016, the Mayor’s Initiative, and other coordinated local efforts to end veteran homelessness. The NCHV Housing Summit included several interactive workshops which allowed participants to:

  • Give local perspective on changing Federal programs,
  • Develop concrete action items for approaching local stakeholders
  • Learn about new funding mechanisms to increase your community’s housing stock.

New Orleans is nationally recognized for their extraordinary progress in alleviating homelessness. The city's efforts to end veteran homelessness show ingenuity, creativity and dedication. Over the past two years, veteran homelessness dropped 66 percent, a fact made all the more impressive given the city's spike in homelessness after Hurricane Katrina.

In summer 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the City of New Orleans' drive to be the first city in the country to end all veteran homelessness by 2014. "The President sent out a clarion call that this is not who we are as a nation and that we need to come together as one people to make sure that all the veterans have what they need, from housing to health care to jobs," Mayor Landrieu said at a ceremony on the 4th of July. New Orleans has already shown this dedication as an active member of the VA's 25 Cities Initiative. This effort is an example of the success possible when a community merges ending veteran homelessness into its overall homelessness plan.

New Orleans provided the NCHV Housing Summit with fitting surroundings to discuss what is possible as we strive to ensure affordable housing access for all veterans experiencing homelessness. Representatives from New Orleans have been invited to share their strategies, victories and challenges with Summit attendees.

Session Descriptions

Homeownership "Speed Training"

Speakers:

Hala Farid

Ray Pennie

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Philanthropy in Affordable Housing

Speakers:

Heather Pritchard

Section 1 - Transitions in Transitional Housing: GPD, Next Steps, and SSVF

GPD Myth-Busting and Scope Changes Part One

GPD Myth-Busting and Scope Changes Part Two

Speakers:

Jeff Quarles

Anthony Love

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SSVF-GPD Integration

Speakers:

Jeff Quarles

Anthony Love

John Kuhn

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Section 2 - Building Blocks: Creating New Affordable Housing Options for Veterans

Developing Permanent Supportive Housing: Tools and Best Practices

Speakers:

Katrina Van Valkenburg, Managing Director, Central Region for the Corporation for Supportive Housing

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Innovative Financing Tools and Stability Strategies

Speakers:

Katrina Van Valkenburg, Managing Director, Central Region for the Corporation for Supportive Housing

Milo Peinemann, Senior Director of Housing and Public Policy; New Directions for Veterans

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Proposition 41: A Case Study from California

Speakers:

Burt McChesney, Former NCHV Board Member, thirty year Board member of Veteran Resource Centers of America and Executive Director of the Veteran Housing Development Corporation

Integrated Housing Opportunities

Speakers:

Jim Yates

Katrina Van Valkenburg, Managing Director, Central Region for the Corporation for Supportive Housing

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Olmstead Planning for Housing

Speakers:

Jim Yates

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Section 3 - Overlapping National Initiatives

Filling the Gaps: Working through the Mayor's Challenge

Speakers:

Jessica Venegas, Community Solutions

Elisha Harig-Blaine, National League of Cities

Intersections of Major Initiatives: What Comes Next?

Speakers:

Jessica Venegas, Community Solutions

Elisha Harig-Blaine, National League of Cities

 

 

To view the 2013 Housing Summit Photo Album, click here.


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