Weekly Roundup 3.29.18

Weekly Roundup 3.29.18: YHDP Application, HFPC 2018, Family RRH Training, and more!

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

MDHI is applying for HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. They are awarding up to $43 million dollars to 11 communities. Read the 2017 YHDP Notice of Funding Availability here.

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Family RRH Training Opportunity

On Monday April 9th from 1-4pm OneHome is offering a Rapid Rehousing Workshop facilitated by Kris Freed, Chief Programs Officer at LA Family Housing and an Associate at OrgCode.

This meeting will be in lieu of the monthly meeting that normally occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Kris Freed will also be presenting during that week at the Housing First Partners Conference but has agreed to offer this workshop to share her wealth of knowledge with our community.

When? April 9, 2018 from 1 - 4pm
Where? North Colorado Station - 3999 N. Colorado Blvd, Denver

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Two Weeks Until HFPC 2018

 Housing First Partners Conference - Pre-Conference: April 9; Conference: April 10-12, 2018

Attending the Housing First Partners Conference and want to learn from your local colleagues? MDHI has compiled a list of everyone who is presenting from the CoC-area to help support local leaders.

  • Pre-Conference Institutes: Denver’s Social Impact Bond Initiative
  • Workshop 107 - Housing First Plus: Integrating employment services in housing programs
  • Workshop 116 - Property management and service providers: Dynamic duos in PSH
  • Workshop 137 - Cultural Competency Amongst Providers: Navigating Social Privilege within Housing First
  • Workshop 151 – Nursing Role(s) within Housing First Teams: Promoting Community Integration
  • Workshop 202 – Denver HUD/VASH: Housing is the Door to Recovery
  • Workshop 226 – Participant Choice, Participant Empowerment: a panel discussion on the viability of self-directed programming
  • Workshop 239 – Community, Organized: Coalition Building for Housing First-oriented Systems
  • Workshop 245 – Beyond a Roof: Support and the Role of Community
  • Workshop 309 – Moral and Ethical Dilemmas in Housing First: Pushing the limits of Harm Reduction and Trauma Informed Care
  • Workshop 311 – Stabilization Case Management and Community Integration in a Housing First Model
  • Workshop 316 – Using Pay for Success Financing to Scale Housing First Programs

For a detailed list of all the workshops at the Housing First Partners Conference, please visit: hfpartnersconference.com/workshops

Center for Social Innovation: SPARC Report on Racial Inequity, Homelessness, and Strategies for Change

A recent report by the Center for Social Innovation sheds light on the overwhelming racial inequities in homelessness. The report, part of Supporting Partnership for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC), finds dramatically higher rates of homelessness among people of color. It also explores racial inequality in key areas related to homelessness: economic mobility, housing, criminal justice, behavioral health, and family stabilization.

Read the report


According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s report, “The Gap: The Affordable Housing Gap Analysis”, the United States has a shortage of more than 7.2 million affordable homes available to households with income at or below the poverty line. The report finds that every major metropolitan area in the U.S. has a shortage of “affordable and available” rental homes for this population—and even areas with the greatest availability still have a significant shortage.

GAP Report: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

Read the report