On April 10th, KnowledgePlex will host an online chat with “the four winners of the 17th Maxwell Awards of Excellence to answer these questions and more. This online chat will provide details about what it takes to create and sustain a successful, innovative, and replicable homeless housing project.” To join the conference online click here. The following information is form KnwledgePlex.
Expert Chat: Housing for the Homeless: A Conversation with Winners of the 17th Annual Maxwell Awards
Thursday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET Organizations around the country are working to provide effective and permanent housing options for a variety of homeless populations. But what should housing for homeless youth and families, veterans, and the chronically homeless look like? What level of staffing and services are required, and does a Housing First approach work for each of these diverse populations?
In this Expert Chat, KnowledgePlex presents leaders from each of the four winners of the 17th Maxwell Awards of Excellence to answer these questions and more. This online chat will provide details about what it takes to create and sustain a successful, innovative, and replicable homeless housing project.
The four Maxwell Awards winners all serve different homeless populations: youth, veterans, families, and the chronically homeless. The projects are from rural and urban areas and vary in size and intensity of supportive services. Housing developers, case managers, program directors, and funders will all be able to gain knowledge from lessons learned by these four housing providers.
Created in 1988, the Fannie Mae Foundation’s Maxwell Awards program seeks to encourage and recognize the outstanding work of nonprofit organizations that develop and maintain affordable housing in urban, metropolitan, and rural communities across the country. The 2007 awards were the first to focus exclusively on homeless housing and were co-sponsored by Partnership to End Long Term Homelessness.
Sol Flores, executive director, La Casa Norte, Chicago, IL William Hobson, executive director, Downtown Emergency Service Center, Seattle, WA Mike Fieldman, executive director, Umpqua Community Action Network, Roseburg, OR Jody Ahlstedt, director of resource development, Umpqua Community Action Network’s (UCAN) Jim O’Rourke, development director, The Connection Fund, New Haven , CT Jason Born, national coordinator, the Partnership to End Long Term Homelessness (Co-moderator) Brian Cusick, Senior Manager, Leadership Programs, Office of Community & Charitable Giving, Fannie Mae (Co-moderator)
To join the online chat
KnowledgePlex Expert Chats are free to attend and use Microsoft’s Live Meeting Software, a small and free program you must first install. Simply click on the Attendee URL (below) and follow the prompts to install Live Meeting. (For more instructions on the installation, click here). While you can install Live Meeting at any time, we recommend you do so at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the chat. Please note – while you may install the software at any time, you will not be allowed into the chat room until 30 minutes before chat time.
You may listen to the chat through your computer or by dialing into a conference call.