Staff attend HUD Homeless Programs Institute

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Along with more than 200 area representatives around the state, staff members from Housing Forward were present Tuesday and Wednesday June 26th and 27th for the 2nd Annual Illinois Continuum of Care Institute on Homelessness presented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Housing Action Illinois, Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) hosted by the City of Decatur to learn strategies and explore key issues with the goal to prevent and end homelessness.

Key note speakers included representatives from the City of Decatur and workshops with topics about Housing First and coordinated entry, tenant engagement and program and grant management.

The two day session focused on bringing agencies across Illinois together to discuss progress or problems related to solving homelessness throughout the state and in their home communities. It was a wonderful opportunity to network with one another, hear the latest information on new programs as well as share best practice models.