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Bringing it Home Conference – Ending Homelessness in NC
May 21-22, 2019


Day 1: All Day Intensive Trainings

Streamlining Housing Crisis Response Systems through Coordinated Entry
Matt White, National Coordinated Entry Expert

This intensive session will focus on improving your current Coordinated Entry process. We’ll review existing challenges of North Carolina CoCs and NC BoS CoC regions and help communities go beyond simply complying with the minimum requirements set forth in HUD’s Notice on Requirements for a coordinated entry process and instead focus on how to make Coordinated Entry even more effective. This session will review the essential purpose of Coordinated Entry and common challenges, identify strategies to overcome challenges, and explore practical examples from actual communities who took a more dynamic system management approach. Participants should come prepared for interactive exercises and discussion.

Best Practices to Create Flow in Emergency Shelters
Kay Moshier McDivitt, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Liz Clasen-Kelly, Men’s Shelter of Charlotte

Emergency shelters play a key role in the housing crisis response system. This intensive training will look at best practices in creating client flow in shelter while moving more households into permanent housing and reducing the unsheltered homeless population in your community. The training will cover the five core elements of effective emergency shelter, low-barrier service strategies and housing-focused case management, critical factors for effective program design and implementation, and planning for next steps.

Strengthening Rapid Rehousing Programs
Ben Cattell Noll, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Emily Locklear, Southeastern Family Violence Center

Rapid rehousing is a vital component in any housing crisis response system as it moves. Communities can make homelessness brief by quickly connecting individuals and families to financial assistance and services to stabilize in housing. This intensive training will help programs understand the critical role RRH plays in ending homelessness and gain an understanding of practical strategies for implementation of the three core components of rapid re-housing: housing identification, financial assistance, and case management and services.

Fostering Agency Leadership in a Crisis Response System
Beth Bordeaux, Partnerships for Impact
Stan Holt, Partnerships for Impact

Executive Directors, Program Directors, and Board Members are challenged to meet the needs of households within their agency and within the scope of their community’s housing system. This intensive session will focus on how to develop and strengthen agency leadership to work within a housing crisis response system. This session will explore designing programs within complex systems to meet complex problems using data and input from people with lived experience, adaptive leadership skills needed to successfully lead an organization, and sustainability for homeless service organizations.

Day 2: Break-out Sessions

Topics Include:

  • Innovations in landlord engagement
  • Connecting unaccompanied youth to housing
  • Best practices for serving survivors of domestic violence
  • Increasing affordable housing stock in your community
  • Creating a trauma-informed system
  • Annual policy roundup
  • Early education resources
  • Healthcare and homelessness
  • Using data to inform practice
  • Back@Home lessons learned
  • ESG best practices

Many thanks to our sponsors