The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with the support of HUD, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), and other national partners, is pleased to announce three Federal Permanent Housing Conferences for Fall 2019. The conferences are intended for Continuums of Care (CoCs), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients and subrecipients, and CoC recipients. Each event will be identical in content, and the events are targeted at Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Grantees, the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) representatives, and CoC Partners.
These events, which will be different in format and content from the 2017 and 2018 Rapid Rehousing Institutes, will bring together housing practitioners and planners from around the country for an intensive, 1.5-day long training and conference event focused on various topics and solutions to end homelessness in the current affordable housing crisis. A preliminary agenda will be released later in the summer.
Due to space limitations, there will be a limit to the number of individual attendees per CoC. HUD will provide more information on the number of CoC-funded staff that can attend from each CoC as the locations and space limitations are finalized. Once registration opens, act fast to ensure your CoC will be represented. SSVF Grantees do not contribute toward your overall CoC cap; the VA will communicate with SSVF grantees about the number of participants they can send to each event.
While the site locations are still being confirmed, we anticipate the following schedule:
- East Coast (Charlotte, NC): October 22-23, 2019
- Mid-Region (Dallas, TX): November 5-6, 2019
- West Coast (San Diego, CA): November 19-20, 2019
We will continue to provide information as registration and travel logistics become available. In the meantime, questions related to these events can be sent to the SSVF program’s technical assistance email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is being sponsored by the VA, with support from HUD, USICH, and the primary SSVF TA partners: The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and Abt Associates.