Reminder: NDRC Topical Webinar: Integrated Resilience Planning - September 3, 2015 - 3 PM EDT

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Reminder: NDRC Topical Webinar: Integrated Resilience Planning - September 3, 2015 - 3 PM EDT

This NDRC topical webinar is one of the many upcoming webinars in the NDRC Webinar Series. It will be held on September 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT.

Communities engage in myriad planning efforts, from transportation and economic development to disaster management and housing. Learn how to integrate your community resilience planning efforts into other community planning efforts. Panelists will discuss best practices from across the country with a focus on pre-disaster and climate adaptation plans.

  • Kevin Bush, Senior Analyst, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (moderator)
  • Jennifer Burmester, Mitigation Planning Program Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Gavin Smith, Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Wayne Feiden, Director of Planning and Sustainability, City of Northampton, MA

Please note you DO NOT need to register to join this webinar. Instructions to access the webinar directly are provided below. However, if you would like to get credit for this webinar, you may use the link to register.

Participation Instructions

To Join via Webex

  1. At least 10 minutes before the start time, log into the webinar.
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address
  3. Enter the meeting password: NDRC2015.
  4. Click Join Now
  5. WebEx Event Manager software will load; this can take several minutes.
  6. Then dial the audio-only teleconference line (see below).

To Join via Teleconference (Audio-only)

  1. Call toll-free: +1-855-797-9485 (US)
  2. When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 666520989#

Additional Instructions

For additional instructions, such as how to ask a question during the webinar session, please visit the Training Course detail page.

Training Point of Contact

Patrick Taylor | 765-376-2787 |

Alliance Online News: Connecticut Ends Chronic Homeless Homelessness Among Vets

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Connecticut Ends Chronic Homeless Homelessness Among Vets
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared on Thursday, Aug. 27, that his state had found housing for its remaining 41 chronically homeless veterans, effectively ending chronic veteran homelessness in the state. Joined in the announcement by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, the governor said Connecticut is committed to ending homelessness among all veterans by the end of 2015 and providing housing and services to all people experiencing homelessness in the state by the end of 2016.
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L.A. Mayor Moves Back Goal for Ending Veteran Homelessness
After committing earlier this year to ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti now says the city could take until the summer of 2016 to reach that goal, citing "a significant change in the scope of the problem." As of the 2015 Point-in-Time Count, more than 4,000 homeless veterans were living in the L.A. region. That represents a 6 percent increase over 2014.
Garcetti says housing all homeless vets won't happen this year »
alliance events
Wednesday, September 9, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT
On Wednesday, September 9, the Alliance will host a webinar for communities that are just getting started with coordinated entry or working to improve their existing coordinated entry systems. Speakers in this webinar will provide an overview of coordinated entry, as well as the critical components: access, diversion, assessment and prioritization, and referral.
VA Releases Guidance on HMIS Access
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released national guidance for VA Medical Center staff seeking access to Continuums’ of Care Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The guidance is meant to assist with data sharing between communities and the VA and address privacy concerns raised by such collaboration.
More information »
Upcoming Event: The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit VIII
Poverty and housing status will be among the topics discussed at The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, which will take place September 14 to 16 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The three-day event will convene researchers, policymakers, service providers and people with HIV from around the country.
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Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
When Homeless Youth Attend College, Where Do They Stay?
by Mindy Mitchell
September is back-to-school month, so it’s a perfect time to talk about the difficulties facing one group of people who we might not always think about as experiencing homelessness: college students.
Everyone knows how important getting some kind of post-secondary education can be to lifting people out of poverty, but people with low-incomes, including homeless youth, face particular barriers to completing college. And failing to complete college can burden low-income students further by increasing their debt without increasing their income.
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The Clock is Ticking on Veteran Homelessness. Does Your Community Have a Plan?
by Steve Berg
At the end of this year we will reach the deadline for a truly historic goal set in 2010: an end to homelessness among all veterans! The clock is ticking.
Since the goal was set in the federal government’s strategic plan Opening Doors, we’ve seen tremendous progress around the country. Just today, the federal government declared Connecticut the first state to end chronic homelessness among veterans. True, chronically homeless veterans make up a fraction of the total homeless veteran population, but this is an important achievement, one we expect to see repeated soon.
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Does this Sound Like Your Continuum of Care? You Need a Leader
by Anna Blasco
Imagine trying to commute to work in a city where each bus makes up its own schedule and route and sets its own prices. You might eventually get where you’re going, but it would be an inefficient, frustrating process. It’s much easier to commute in a city with a coordinated transit system.
So why is it when we think of the response to homelessness in our communities, we often think of programs like shelters or housing programs that operate independently? That’s changing. Across the country a big shift is happening behind the scenes. Rather than a number of programs serving their clients as best they can on their own, whole communities are working together to build effective systems to produce a coordinated response to homelessness.
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