NHSDC Fall 2018 Conference - Call for Session Proposals (Reminder: Due June 30th)


Call for Session Proposals Due June 30th!

The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) will be holding its Fall Conference on October 17-18, 2018 in Portland, OR. We are looking for experienced speakers and presenters who are excited to share their human services data expertise with attendees from around the country.

Please read our call for session proposals instructions and submit your conference session proposal here. Proposals are due by June 30, 2018, at 8 pm Central.

Our team of proposal reviewers will work with proposers on matching resources in other communities, combining sessions and enhancing presentations, where appropriate, to provide the best possible content for attendees.

Book Your Hotel Now! 

This year's conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland. The conference rate is a reasonable $169 per night. Please use this link to book your room. We usually sell out so we advise reserving your room early!
Conference registration is open! You can register here!

About the National Human Services Data Consortium

The NHSDC provides information, assistance, peer education, and lifelong learning to its membership and other interested parties in the articulation, planning, implementation, and continuous operation of technology initiatives to collect, aggregate, analyze, and present information regarding the provision of human services.

Our conferences highlight the good work that you and your community are doing to leverage data in the fight to end homelessness. All communities employ different strategies and creative means to tackle the social services issues.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

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Reminder – Please Complete HUD Survey of All RRH Programs

HUD is conducting a web-based survey of all rapid re-housing (RRH) programs as part of a national study to explore and document how RRH programs currently serve and interact with homeless households. RRH programs across the country, including CoC- and ESG-funded projects, received an email from HUD on April 24th with a link to the web-based survey. The purpose of the study is to allow HUD, as well as researchers and practitioners around the country, to better understand how RRH programs are being implemented nationwide.
HUD is looking for your input. If you have not done so already, please complete the survey by Friday, June 29, 2018. To make the results as useful as possible, it is important that all RRH programs, regardless of funding sources, complete and submit the survey. The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can access the survey by clicking on the link within the April 24 email message, then entering information about your RRH project directly into the web-based survey form.
Questions? If you have questions about the survey, please contact the study team at: rrhsurvey@abtassoc.com.
Thank you for your participation in this important research effort.
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

HUD Suspends Racial Equity—Again.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
In This Issue: Johns Hopkins Seeks to Be a Good Neighbor ● Rebellion Spurs a New Housing Movement ● Slow Building of Community on Lopez Island ● HUD Tries a New Way to Suspend Racial Equity ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Resources +
Debby Goldberg, National Fair Housing Alliance
On Jan. 5 HUD announced abruptly that it was putting on hold further implementation of the AFFH rule. After we filed a lawsuit, HUD recently took a different tack. Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
U.S. Increases Numbers of Families in Crisis | Seattle Caves to Amazon, et al. | Hooray—Lots of People Have (Low Wage) Jobs! | Arts + Public Health | Converting Motels Into Supportive Housing | More… Quick Takes From Our Editors
Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly
Historically, Johns Hopkins has been characterized as an ivory tower in the midst of Baltimore, a city of over 600,000 people that is 63 percent Black. But it is seeking to change that. Read Full Article
Peter Sabonis, National Economic & Social Rights Initiative
How a Baltimore collaborative plans to make shared-equity housing a significant sector in the local housing market. Read Full Article
Chom Greacen, Lopez Community Land Trust
Residents helped build each other’s houses as part of their sweat-equity contributions. The process transformed this author from a soft-handed city dweller to an empowered woman who knew how to shingle a house and install metal roofing. Read Full Article
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Thursday, June 28, 3 p.m. EDT | How to Prevent Infrastructure Privatization | As privatization of infrastructure and public-private partnerships in many communities grow, In the Public Interest is presenting a webinar that will focus on giving advocates and other stakeholders the tools to effectively intervene in local and state infrastructure projects. The webinar will will help participants identify upcoming projects in their communities that might be candidates for privatization, learn how to analyze financing, and develop campaign strategies.
Wednesday, August 1 | Healthy Homes and Communities Summit in NJ | Registration is open for the August 1 Healthy Homes & Communities Summit, the third in a series of discussions led by the Housing & Community Development Network of NJ. This year’s Summit will focus on the relationship between health institutions and the community development sector. Harold Simon, Shelterforce publisher, will moderate the opening panel.

NALCAB Guide to Equitable Neighborhood Development | This guide is a resource to help community-based organizations prevent involuntary displacement and ensure that low- and moderate-income people and small businesses share in the benefits of increasing investment in their neighborhoods and appreciating real estate markets. It was designed to help community-based organizations understand where displacement has taken place and where it might occur as well as implement data-driven policy strategies for equitable neighborhood development.
Inclusion, Racial Equity, and Community Development Conference Videos | In March, the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago, along with the FDIC and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, held this joint conference. If you missed it or would like to see any of the presentations again, the videos of the event are now available here.
You Said It!

A couple of unfair questions: What good is an art installation encouraging young gentrifiers to say “hello” to their neighbors if their neighbors are going to end up priced out/otherwise displaced anyway? Can projects that… —Caroline Nagy, more

While I think that changing the optic or artistic outlet for one that could feel more “racially and economically inclusive” is a good approach, I can’t see how it challenges… —Rafael Medina, more

Thank you for this piece. I’d like to challenge part of this story. I know it is not the artist’s role to create housing but I’m wondering if placemaking artists aren’t still being used by the foundations to make themselves… —Mary, more

Thank you Shelterforce and Tanner Howard for your interview with Glyn Robbins. During the coming fall term I will be teaching a course covering landlord-tenant law at Seton Hall Law School. I intend to touch upon the danger of treating affordable housing as… —Abbott Gorin, more

Thanks for this, Tanner. I’m reading it (through jet-lag!) having just arrived in D.C. for the annual conference of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants, which I attend most years. I come here to find inspiration from US tenants and housing activists. The issues you’ve picked out in the interview are a stark reminder of… —Glyn Robbins, more

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