Maryland Community Action Partnership 2017 Human Services Conference

Maryland  Community Action Partnership 2017 Human Services Conference
Just Announced
Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
to join us at the 2017 Human Services Conference 
Speaker Announcement 
 Maryland Community Action Partnership

2017 Human Resources Conference  
Sheraton Baltimore North-Towson, MD 
 MAY 2-4, 2017

Legislative Update 
Hear the latest on the Presidents Budget and impacts on programs and services for low-income individuals and families.

One of Washington's leading advocates on behalf of low-income programs.
Tuesday, May 2nd-- 1:00 pm 

Managing Director 
Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Join us to learn more about the five key components of the 
Two-Generation Approach 
and how to apply two-gen approaches to your programs, policies, systems and research.

9:00 am -- Partnership Breakfast 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Whether you're  a board  member, social worker, case manager, executive director or in head start, energy, fiscal, weatherization or direct services,  there's something for everyone.  

Interested in learning more about:
  • Board Governance 
  • Self-sufficiency standards for Maryland
  • How to advocate in Annapolis on behalf of your consitituents
  • Implementing change in Head Start  organizational culture
  • Developing an energy education program
  • Community  Action Agency Anti-Poverty  Strategies
  • Managing Stress and avoiding the Burn Out
  • How to apply for and manage new grants
  • Discovering the winning components of workforce development programs 
Don't Wait Register Today!  

Room block going fast-- April 10th deadline to book rooms.  
Reserve Your Room Today

Join us at the Sheraton Baltimore North 
903 Dulaney Valley Rd. Towson, MD 21204

To make reservations call 410-321-7400 or  888-627-7147/
Group Block Code - MCAP

See You At The Conference!

Maryland Community Action Partnership, 420 Chinquapin Round Road, Suite 2-I, Annapolis, MD 20401

Register Today: CoC APR: Sage HMIS Repository Trainings

On April 1, 2017, Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grant recipients (including recipients of funds under the CoC Program, Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program) stopped reporting their Annual Performance Reports (APRs) in e-snaps and began submitting them in Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). Sage is an online repository that allows greater flexibility to recipients, CoCs, and HUD to report and search CoC Program APR data.
HUD is offering a webinar on the Sage HMIS Repository on both April 18th and April 19th. These are two offerings of the same training, so please only register for one of the webinars.
Participants will learn:
  • How to access Sage, including a brief overview of the various user levels
  • How to complete the CoC Program APR in Sage
  • How to access additional resources and guidance on the CoC Program APR and Sage

Registration is now open for the following April Trainings:

Webinar Title Date and Time Registration Link
Sage Training: Submitting your CoC APR Tuesday, April 18th
11 AM - 12 PM EDT
Register Now
Sage Training: Submitting your CoC APR Wednesday, April 19th
3 PM - 4 PM EDT
Register Now

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar, Sage Training: Submitting your CoC APR, is relevant to CoC program grant recipients, as well as CoC and HMIS Lead agency staff. However, lines are limited for these calls. Please limit registration to 1 per organization; we encourage staff to listen together on one line (and use one registration), if possible. Attendance is limited to 1,000 participants for each webinar.

Training Series Point of Contact:

Thuan Huynh | 301.347.5841 |

Registering for Sage Training: Submitting your CoC APR

Access the registration page using the link listed below and then select Register Now on the right side of the page.
You should receive an email confirming your registration. You will also receive reminder emails 24 hours and one hour before the webinar begins. All of these emails will include links to join the training at the time of the event.
If you have not yet registered for a HUD Exchange Learn account:
Create an Account on the HUD Exchange
  1. Go to the HUD Exchange (
  2. Click Log In (at the upper right).
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. Fill out the form, and click the Create Account button.
Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email.
If you have already registered for a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  1. Enter your Username and Password; select Log in
  2. If prompted to fill out additional information, please do so, and select Update
  3. You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn
  4. Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class
If you are unsure if you have a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange Login page, and enter your email address into the field: Forget Username or Password?
  • If a username for that email address already exists, you will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to follow the steps above. If not, you'll receive an error message.

Additional Instructions

To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Trainings.
Visit the HUD Exchange at

Homelessness Update

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Two new awards. One common goal.
This year, the Alliance is launching two new awards to honor organizations and individuals in the effort to end homelessness. Do you know of an organization or individual achieving great results or challenging the status quo to get better outcomes?
Nominate them »
alliance events
Join 500+ participants for  Emergency shelter webinar
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Emergency shelters are critical to ending homelessness. That's why the Alliance is launching a new learning series designed to help those looking to improve their emergency shelter system. The series kicks-off Wednesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET with The Role of Emergency Shelter in a Crisis Response System, a webinar focused on how emergency shelter fits into community efforts to reduce homelessness.

Stay tuned for the full schedule of emergency shelter webinars.
prepare your messaging with usich's new tips
Advocates and providers across the country are preparing for Site Visits and Town Halls during the April Congressional recess. The Alliance will share specific tools through our Advocacy Newsletter next week. If you aren't signed up yet, do so here.

In the meantime, check out the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness' new blog on communicating effectively about ending homelessness.
Read the blog »
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Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
Last call! Congress is finalizing FY17 funding bills. How will homelessness assistance fare?
by Steve Berg
It looks like the Appropriations Committees have a green light to put together a final omnibus spending bill for FY2017. That means that House and Senate staffers are meeting, probably right now, to iron out differences between their bills and take the latest spending data into account. We need you to call their offices today.
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Georgia Emergency Shelters Take on the Shelter Challenge
by Anna Blasco
We spent the last few months providing technical assistance to emergency shelters all over Georgia. Our goal was to help them lower barriers in order to make it easier for people to enter shelter — especially for those with nowhere else to go — and develop housing-focused services to make it easier for people to leave shelter and return to permanent housing. We have now kicked off the #GAShelterChallenge – a 90-day push to house as many people as quickly as possible.
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Rapid Re-Housing for Youth: Lessons from the Learning Community
by Mindy Mitchell
In 2016, the Alliance conducted regular online meeting of providers, system leaders, and technical assistance specialists from around the country in an effort to better understand best practices for using RRH to end youth homelessness. Here's what we've learned.
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