Innovations call recording archive

The second Wednesday of every month, communities across the country come together to discuss challenges and best practices on an "all hands on deck" conference call. If you miss a call, don't worry!  Just click on the title of the call you'd like to hear below and you'll be taken directly to a full recording. You can also check out call recordings for our Health Integration mini-series here.

Innovations call recordings by date

  • 2/13/2013 - The 19 Factors that Correlate with High Housing Placement: Good news! We've studied the data from 100,000 Homes communities across the country and identified 19 factors that correlate withthe highest rates of chronic and vulnerable housing placement. On this call, we debut our new online self-assessment tool to help your community develop a free custom report of its strengths and weaknesses. We've also prepared tools to help you improve in each of these 19 areas!
  • 1/9/2013 - Developing a Funders Collaborative and Other Coordinated Approaches to Funding: On this call, presenters from Funders Together and Home for Good in Los Angeles discuss how they brought public and private funders together to develop a coordinated approach to ending chronic homelessness. Listen to learn about existing funders collaboratives, including: advantages of a collaborative vs. traditional funding structure; types of funders involved in collaboratives and why; governing structures; and establishing investment/grant-making protocols.  In addition, presenters discuss ways to cultivate potential funders for a collaborative by engaging them in local campaign efforts.
  • 12/12/2012 - Funding a Full Time 100khomes Project Coordinator with Mainstream Resources: On this call, communities share how they leveraged resources from a mainstream system (e.g., SAMSHA) to fund a full-time project coordinator for their campaign team.  Listen to learn about accessing potential funds for this position, the role of the project coordinator, the ideal skill set required, and the impact of having a project coordinator on team cohesion and success.  In particular, community presenters discuss how the project coordinator helps the team make data-driven decisions through utilization of various sources, such as the Campaign’s Monthly Feedback Report, which tracks progress towards the 2.5% housing placement goal.
  • 11/14/2012 - Maximizing Your Partnership with VA: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made a commitment to end veteran homelessness by 2015.  The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a major partner in this effort. On this call, communities share strategies for engaging the local VA in your Campaign initiative - as team leaders, participants in registry week and ongoing efforts to identify chronic and vulnerable veterans, and as housing providers (HUD-VASH and beyond).  Presenters from the national VA discuss the partnership with the Campaign and how to leverage national support to advance local efforts.
  • 10/10/2012 - Hosting a Housing Placement Boot Camp to Speed Up Your SystemThis call highlights the Housing Placement Boot Camp process, wherein communities bring together all the right people to map out their current housing placement processes and then refine, enhance and speed up the process of housing their most vulnerable and chronically homeless neighbors in just a few days time!  The call features teams from different parts of the country that have completed this process, including teams that have added a Rapid Results 100-day challenge to the mix!
  • 9/12/2012 - Working with Your PHA to Create a Limited Preference for Chronic and Vulnerable People: This call outlines strategies for approaching and working with your public housing authority (PHA) to create a local limited preference for chronic and vulnerable homeless people to access Housing Choice vouchers. Too often, these resources are not distributed with any degree of prioritization. This call and corresponding toolkit will help you make the case to your PHA that creating set-asides for target homeless populations is not only humane but also smart and fiscally sound.
  • 8/8/2012 - Getting the Most Out of Your PIT Count by Integrating It with Registry Week: Your federally mandated Point in Time (PIT) count requires you to mobilize volunteers and large amounts of resources to get out and count your homeless neighbors. What if you could put that exercise to work for your community by gaining real, person-specific data that would help you end homelessness more quickly on the ground? Hear from San Diego and Shreveport, LA about how they integrated the 100,000 Homes Registry Week process into their PIT counts for more useful data.
  • 2/8/2012 - Effectively engaging volunteers: We hear every day from concerned community members who want to help their homeless neighbors find homes, but aren't sure what to do. Hear from three community leaders who have effectively engaged volunteers to move their most vulnerable neighbors into housing and help them stay housed:
    - Noah Laracy, a volunteer who works to connect vulnerable homeless people on Skid Row to permanent housing.
            -- Download Noah's ppt here.
    - Jeff Shaffer, who engages volunteer teams in Santa Barbara to house and support homeless neighbors.
            -- Download Jeff's ppt here.
    - Jen Padgett, who will use crowd-funding to help cover move-in costs for specific individuals with Housing 1,000 in Santa Clara County, CA.        
            -- Download Jen's ppt here.
  • 12/21/2011 - Combining Registry Week with your Point in Time Count: Learn how Shreveport, Louisiana and Albuquerque, New Mexico combined the Vulnerability Index with their Point In Time counts in 2011, and how you can do the same! Some resources you can reference after the call:
    Shreveport's combined VI/PIT survey
    - Shreveport's surveying site schedule
    - Albuquerque's combined VI/PIT survey
    - Albuquerque's final PIT report
  • 11/2/2011 - Partnering to House People with Chronic Inebriation: Join our partners from Bellevue Hospital, the NYC Department of Homeless Services and the Manhattan Outreach Consortium to learn how together, they were able to move people they did not think they could house into housing.
  • 10/12/2011 - Housing homeless Veterans: Learn how you can move homeless Veterans into housing faster and more effectively! Here's what you can expect:
    - Vince Kane explains how the Department of Veterans Affairs is working to end homelessness for Veterans.
    - Christine Marge and Alisa Orduna from the United Way of Greater LA report out on findings from Housing Placement Boot Camp.
            -- Presentation: HUD-VASH Housing Placement Boot Camp.
    - Teresa Pittman from the VA and Kaitlin Nelson from HUD dispel six "housing placement myths" once and for all! 
  • 9/14/2011 - Helping formerly homeless neighbors thrive in housing: A panel of peer experts discusses how we can help individuals stay housed. Download their presentations and resources below. For more information or to contact a presenter, please email Kat at kjohnson at cmtysolutions dot org.
    - Richard Cho of the Corporation for Supportive Housing: models of supportive housing.
             -- Presentation: Understanding "Support" in Supportive Housing
    - Greg Shinn of the Mental Health Association of Tulsa: paying for supportive services at the local level.
             -- Presentation: Cultivating donors
             --          The Way Home for Tulsa model of service coordination
    - Jeff Shaffer of Uffizi Mission Project: engaging volunteers and the faith community to supplement services resources.
             --       Santa Barbara faith communities vision document
  • 8/3/2011 - Working with your Local Police Department: Officers from Santa Monica, Albuquerque and Denver discuss how they've partnered with their local Campaign teams to end homelessness.
  • 7/6/2011 - Using smart phones to conduct the Vulnerability Index: Jen Padgett from Santa Clara County joined us to discuss how Housing 1,000 used smart phone technology to capture survey data during registry week.
  • 6/1/2011 - Working with your local Housing Authority: An informative discussion of how you can partner with your Housing Authority to access Housing Choice Vouchers for your vulnerable population.  Our expert faculty help you understand the Housing Authority’s perspective and teach you how to advocate for a local limited preference and set-asides.
  • 5/4/2011 - Health care reform to end homelessness: National experts in health and homelessness policy discuss health care reform and opportunities for better care in the community.
  • 4/6/2011 - Foundations and local systems change: Hear from Anne Miskey, Executive Director of Funders Together to End Homelessness, Tom Nurmi from the William S. Abell Foundation, David Wertheimer from the Gates Foundation, and Bill Pitkin from the Hilton Foundation. 
  • 3/8/2011 - Securing private apartment units in Albuquerque: Learn how the Apartment Association of New Mexico asked each of its members to donate an apartment toward housing Albuquerque's most vulnerable homeless people.
  • 2/3/2011 - Registry Week Boot Camp: Hear from Las Vegas and Santa Barbara, two of six communities who came to the Campaign's first Boot Camp in Albuquerque!
  • 1/5/2011 -   Omaha's registry week housing placement: Learn how the 100,000 Homes Campaign team in Omaha, Nebraska moved someone into housing during their registry week! Jody Jackson, Joanie Spitznagle and Erin Porterfield from Omaha join us to go over the process, story and lessons learned. Watch a video of Carmen being housed on our YouTube channel.
  • 11/3/2010 - Project managing your campaign effort: Learn how campaign communities have brought on interns, project managers or other designated staff to coordinate their campaign efforts.
  • 10/6/2010 - Lining up supply before registry week: Learn how three communities lined up a significant supply of housing and services resources prior to registry week! Featuring Brad Bridwell and Mike Shore from Phoenix; Jennifer LeSar from San Diego; and Liz Drapa from Chicago.
  • 9/1/2010 - Housing retention: Linda Kaufman from DC Pathways to Housing discusses best practices to help people stay in housing
  • 8/25/2010 - Using NSP funding:  Eugene Williams, Project Supervisor with the Pasco County Community Development Division, discusses his agency’s use of HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to purchase apartment complexes and convert them into supportive housing.   
  • 8/18/2010 - Line up supply: Join us as we dig into what some communities are doing to line up their supply of housing. Our partners in Chicago speak about how they lined up 170 units going into their registry next week, Phoenix discusses harnessing non-traditional abundance, and Hartford discusses a plan to tap into project-based vouchers.
  • 8/11/2010 - Hospital to Home: Learn specific ways to improve health outcomes with people experiencing homelessness and complex medical and social needs. Featuring guest speakers Maria Raven (Health and Hospitals Corporation in NYC), Ben Henwood (Pathways to Housing in Philadelphia), Lara Carson Weinstein (Jefferson Medical College), Jane Hooker (National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems) and Catherine Craig (Health Integrator, Community Solutions).
  • 8/4/2010 -    Restructuring outreach contracts: A conversation on restructuring outreach contracts to be performance-based, with guest speakers Katie Symons of Denver's Road Home and Danielle Minelli of the New York City Department of Homeless Services.
  • 7/28/2010 - HUD 202 housing for seniors: A look at how HUD 202 housing for seniors can be used to provide homes for the most vulnerable homeless, featuring Shelter Partnership of Los Angeles.
  • 7/21/2010 - VASH housing for Veterans: A group brainstorm to remove steps from the VASH housing process.