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Register Today for March 16 Webinar to Provide Help for Cities Addressing Homelessness

March 11, 2016
Registration closes March 15 for the League’s March 16 webinar intended to provide cities with information on fundamental tools for addressing homelessness.
 
This 90-minute webinar will begin at 2 p.m.
 
Amy Sawyer, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness regional coordinator, Cindy Cavanaugh, assistant deputy director, homeless and housing policy, for the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and Emily Halcon, city of Sacramento homeless services coordinator, will walk participants through data, trends, core solutions, funding opportunities and local, state and federal roles in creating an effective response to homelessness.
 
The webinar is free for member cities. The deadline to register is noon on March 15. To sign up, please click here. One connection will be available per city.
 
Addressing chronic homelessness is one of the League’s strategic priorities for 2016.
 
On Feb. 18, the League board of directors voted to approve a series of policy principles on homelessness.

Examples include advocating for:
  • Affordable housing;
  • Mental health;
  • Drug treatment and first-responder training;
  • Funding that is flexible and incentivizes regional cooperation;
  • Making housing placement a priority of programs that discharge people from care or incarceration; and
  • Policies or legislation that enhance the use of housing vouchers.
The principles were drafted based on teleconference discussions with an informal homelessness working group, composed of city staff and elected officials from 19 communities around the state, and unanimously recommended to the board by the Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy and Community Services Policy Committee.
 
March 15 at noon is the deadline to register for this webinar. This webinar is free for League members; $100 for non-members. One connection will be available per city. For registration questions, please contact Megan Dunn.


 
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