Registration is now open for the 2014 NCHV Housing Summit, taking place Nov. 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The Housing Summit is hosted by NCHV in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation and Citi Community Development.
This intimate event allows participants to engage with corporate and philanthropy partners, training and development experts, and federal agencies. Several interactive workshops and networking events give participants the opportunity to learn, share and create solutions. Take advantage of this opportunity to work directly with the change-makers and experts in housing development for homeless and at-risk veterans!
This year's Housing Summit will feature three tracks of sessions: Development, Access and Stability. Registration fees are $200 for the full event; no one day registrations will be accepted. To reserve your room in the discounted room block at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, click here. You can also reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at 504-561-1234 and mentioning the NCHV Housing Summit.
The discounted room rates are: Single Occupancy: $ 151.00; Double Occupancy: $ 171.00; Triple Occupancy: $ 191.00; Quadruple Occupancy: $ 211.00. This is a significant discount from the regular room rate, so be sure to reserve your room before the discounted block sells out!
Stakeholders are encouraged to register quickly, as space is limited for this event. To register online, click here. To download the registration form to return by mail or fax, click here.
Our host city, 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.
Earlier this summer, 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 provides us with fitting surroundings for the NCHV Housing Summit 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.
To view the 2013 Housing Summit Photo Album, click here.