1. Ending Homelessness: How Banks Can Finance Permanent Supportive Housing

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    This joint webinar co-hosted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness provided an overview of bank financing of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. The speakers provided background information on the characteristics of homelessness especially chronic homelessness and its high cost to communities around the country. They addressed how banks can finance more permanent supportive housing by investing in low-income housing tax credits and investing in pre-development loan pools. Speakers also addressed CRA consideration for bankers providing financing to developers of permanent supportive housing. Speakers: U.S. Interagency Council of Homelessness’ Executive Director Barbara Poppe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs Barry Wides Corporation for Supportive Housing’s President and CEO Deborah De Santis Managing Director at the Huntington National Bank Joseph Molnar

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    • Opening Doors One Year In: Implementation and Voices from the Field

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      Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis hosted this webinar with Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs Derek Douglas and USICH Director Barbara Poppe to discuss the implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness on the one year anniversary of its release. They were joined by stakeholders from a variety of fields and an expert panel fielded questions from the audience at the end of the webinar.

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      • Retooling the Homeless Crisis Response System

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        Objective 10 of Opening Doors calls upon communities to “transform homeless services to crisis response systems that prevent homelessness and rapidly return people who experience homelessness to stable housing. “ Have you ever wondered what this really means? USICH and HUD cohosted this webinar to explain what communities are being called upon to do, why achievement of this objective is essential to ending homelessness as we know it today, and how the HEARTH Act gives communities the tools necessary to do this important work.

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          • Opening Doors Across America: a USICH Call to Action

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            USICH introduces a new initiative called Opening Doors Across America. The goal of this initiative is to increase local involvement in efforts to end homelessness in communities, cities, and states around the country. USICH will provide a variety of tools and connections as well as specific steps that communities should take to ensure their efforts to end homelessness will be successful and cost-effective. USICH Deputy Director Anthony Love gave an overview of Opening Doors Across America, the steps to becoming an Opening Doors community and the tools available to help with this process. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker discussed ways in which bringing all the right people to the table to focus on common goals has helped reduce homelessness in Salt Lake City. The Office to End Homelessness of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Director Cathy ten Broeke and Research and Evaluation Specialist Lisa Thornquist discussed how you can use data to measure your progress and recalibrate your programs to make sure you are getting the best results for your resources. The Executive Director of the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Homelessness discussed the importance of having a broad representation on the council and the need to share best practices with local communities.

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