CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS IS NOW CLOSED!
"Housing First – What’s Second? Empowerment, Health and Recovery"
Join us and our many partners in presenting your ideas, experience, best practices and research at the 5th biennial Housing First Partners Conference in Seattle, Washington on March 16-19, 2020. This three-day conference (and pre-conference) will feature workshops, plenaries, and inspiring discussions with providers, researchers, policy makers and those with lived experience, all of whom are passionately engaged in ending homelessness.
HFPC 2020 will focus on how the principles and values of Housing First are useful in guiding a consistent approach to program practice, even as populations served and locations expand. We welcome proposals about innovations in Housing First practice, programs serving new populations, and in strategies for taking HF programs to scale. We want to hear from communities who have struggled with implementation and want you to present the lessons learned from your experience. We invite every community that has ended and reduced homelessness or reached functional zero for chronic homelessness to come and share they keys to their success!
Submitting a Proposal
Deadline for submission of proposals for presentations is July 26, 2019.
Notification of acceptance will be made by mid-October 2019.
Proposal must be submitted online.- NOW CLOSED
Click here for the Call for Presentations brochure. You may make multiple submissions, however please submit one for each presentation.
As a presenter at HFPC 2020, you will gain visibility and recognition as a leader in the field and will have the opportunity to engage with other expert providers, researchers, policy makers and consumers working on the many different facets of Housing First.
Each proposal selected for presentation will receive one discounted conference registration. (50% off of one full conference registration; does not include Pre-Conference Institutes.)
A wide variety of formats for presentations are encouraged, including panel discussions, interactive workshops, moderated debate, etc.
All workshops will run for 50 minutes: at least half of the time must be reserved for dialogue with attendees.
Your proposal will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Relevance to the conference theme and suggested topic areas
Utility of content for participants to develop new skills and/or learn about new approaches
Clear outline of the presentation’s purpose and learning objectives
Extent to which your proposal addresses emerging issues and promising practices
You are invited to submit proposals in the following topic areas:
IV. Housing First in the context of Medicaid and Managed Care
Learning from real-time experiences of implementing Medicaid waivers
Providing integrated care in Medicaid or managed care environments
Navigating the ups and downs of federal (and state) policies and funding
Promoting health and reducing health inequities of vulnerable population
V. Harm Reduction
Introducing harm reduction when working with landlords, neighbors and the police
Customizing HR strategies in specific racial, ethnic, cultural and identity communities
The role of Housing First to support recovery and opioid addiction
Harm reduction in health, mental health, and social interactions
Harm reduction from a trauma informed lens
Moving from maintenance to recovery
VI. Power of Consumers’ Voices
Self-directed programming for HF residents
Team roles and role integration for people with lived experience
The role of peer specialists in community engagement
The role of peers in reducing power inequities
VII. Research, Program Effectiveness and Program Fidelity
Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies on Housing First
Program fidelity and its impact on program outcomes
Assessment instruments and program outcomes
Testing Housing First with new populations (DV/IPV, families, youth/young adults, etc.)
Program evaluation— integrating program evaluation into everyday practice
I. New Developments in Housing First
Programs for youth and young adults
HF for DV/intimate partner violence
Consumer-operated HF programs
Cultural adaptations in HF programs
Defining the concept of recovery
Role of healthcare systems (i.e. hospitals and MCOs) in addressing housing barriers
Housing First as a social determinant of health
Addressing racial equity to prevent and end homelessness
II. Establishing and Operating HF Programs
Financing and developing single-site HF programs
Operations and property management
Managing the requirements of the standard lease in the context of consumer choice
Establishing and maintaining positive neighborhood relationships
Operating effective support services
Redefining and providing “services” that meet consumer needs
Sustaining a diverse HF workforce through effective leadership, staff recruitment and development
Building training and operating effective support teams
Improving services for historically oppressed/ undeserved populations
Landlord engagement, recruitment and retention for scattered-site housing models
III. Integrated Services and Treatment Best Practices
Prioritization and vulnerability assessments and their impact on HF programs
Coordinated Entry and its impact on local homeless services
Coordination with justice systems and corrections (release and diversion programs)
Shelter system coordination and diversion
Supported employment and supported education
Conducting effective home visits
Effective coordination of HF and Rapid Rehousing (RRH) programs
The impact of federal, state and municipal policies on the implementation and operation of Housing First
Conference attendees include representatives from local, state and federal governments; research and policy experts; funders; medical and behavioral health practitioners; housing and homeless service providers; property managers; peer specialists; veterans; people with lived experience of homelessness; faith community representatives; and more. Participants attend from across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
diversity and inclusion
When submitting a proposal, bear in mind that the conference is committed to providing voice to, and speaking to the needs of, a variety of perspectives and experiences. Please ensure your presentation proposals are sensitive to different individualized and intersectional qualities and social circumstances that may affect experiences of homelessness. We want to provide a platform for people with lived experience of homelessness and encourage proposals to make space for people with lived experience in the presentations, such as participating meaningfully in sessions as presenters
Contact Paula Sasser at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like assistance.