csh-2.gifThis is from our friend Alison Recca-Ryan of the Corporation for Supportive Housing. This is an important webcast to participate in.

The Presidents proposed FY 2008 budget and supportive housing policy priorities

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET

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To register to listen to this audio conference by phone, click here or call 1-800-403-3303 x201 and ask for Wendy Simmer. The rate to listen to the call by phone is $.29/minute plus a $6.00 registration fee, or approximately $25.00 for the 60-minute call.

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The Corporation for Supportive Housing is pleased to present our next Hot Topics in Supportive Housing audio conference (previously titled First Wednesdays in Supportive Housing), focused on The Future of Federal Funding for Supportive Housing. This call will provide participants with an understanding of federal budget and policy initiatives that will have a significant impact on the availability of resources to build and sustain permanent supportive housing in communities throughout the nation in the coming years.

CSH advocates for budget and policy solutions that help target investments in supportive housing. Each year we develop a set of policy priorities, in consultation with our allies at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, as well as with other national and regional advocacy organizations, supportive housing providers, and our partners in state and local government. CSH has established a National Organizing Committee, which functions as a sort of Town Hall for supportive housing stakeholders and leaders to help shape policy recommendations and strategies for action. For our March 21 meeting, the National Organizing Committee is inviting you to join us for a presentation and discussion about significant budget and policy issues that Congress will be considering this year. In the coming months, decisions by policymakers will have a critical impact on the future of federal funding for supportive housing in your community. Learn more about what is at stake and how you can make an impact on the decisions that will be made in Washington this year.

Presenters on this call will include:

Carol Wilkins, Director, Intergovernmental Policy, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Jonathan Harwitz, Director, Public Policy, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Norm Suchar, Senior Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Materials: Participants are encouraged to review the following materials prior to the Hot Topics audio-conference, all of which are available at CSHs website and additional materials may be posted to that location closer to the date of this audio conference:

Federal Policy Priorities in 2007 for Supportive Housing

The President’s FY 2008 Budget Proposal: Its Impact on Supportive Housing and Progress Toward the Administration’s Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness by 2012

FY 2008 Appropriations: Mental Health Services for Homeless Populations

Please join us for this important discussion! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CSH.

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