Community Development

Collaborative Impact: The Case for Ending Homelessness

Photo of a homeless person

Fri., Sept. 27, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Richmond Office, Richmond, VA

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and its partners invite you to a full-day conference that examines housing and homelessness issues in Virginia from a research and economic development perspective.

Addressing homelessness has traditionally been considered solely the responsibility of social services and charitable organizations. Today however, homeless service agencies in the Commonwealth are sharing that responsibility by creating partnerships with other institutions and with the business community to improve performance outcomes for clients.  The focus of these partnerships represents a shift from crisis response systems to a focus on rapid rehousing, employment, and education with connections to existing community resources.  With this event, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is taking the initiative to work with partner organizations to share outcomes, explore best practices and expand the connection between homelessness and community and economic development. Topics and their links to homelessness include: foreclosure, workforce challenges, homeless veterans strategies, community financing alternatives, and collaborations with education partners from preschool to college. Hear from experts who are making the connection between homelessness and other key pillars of community stabilization.

There is no cost to attend. Registration is required.



Business leaders, community and economic development professionals, researchers, workforce development leaders, and veterans’ service organizations.

Media is invited to this event





The Business Case: The Return on Investment of Decreasing Homelessness - Bob Sledd

Education of Homeless Children and Youth, Project HOPE-VA - Patricia Popp

Does Foreclosure Increase the Likelihood of Homelessness? Evidence from the Greater Richmond Area - Ackermann & Lazaryan

Taking a Comprehensive Community Approach: Freedom First Credit Union - Phillips

Community Approach to Accessing Opportunity - Gilmer

Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness - Chamberlain

Overlap Between Homelessness and Incarceration - King

Collaborating to End Veteran Homelessness in Virginia - Jancaitis

National Efforts to End Homelessness Among Veterans - Zeilinger

Research Perspectives on Veterans and Homelessness - Metraux



Deadline: Sept. 27, 2013

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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