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Wednesday February 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM 
Friday February 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM 

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Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

One Grand Boulevard

Point Clear, Alabama 36564

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Alison Goodwyn 
P.O. Box 130159
Birmingham, AL 35213-0159
(205) 939-0411 x207

The Alabama Alliance to End Homelessness, Collaborative Solutions, Inc., and the Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to come together to address the ongoing issues of poverty and the lack of safe, decent, and affordable housing in our state.

Conference Information

You may register for this conference online or at the conference. Early bird registration is no longer available.

Current ALAEH or LIHCA member: $160
Non-member: $180
Student: $110
One Day Attendee: $119

Please note that you should register as a member if you or your organization is currently a member of either ALAEH or LIHCA. 

If your organization has 3 or more individuals that want to attend the event, a group rate is available. It is $120 per registrant.

Online registration will close after February 6, 2013. To register after February 6th, please call Alison Goodwyn at (205) 939-0411. You may also register at the conference. 

Hotel Information

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa is the official conference hotel. The hotel has guaranteed 50 rooms per night at a rate $119 plus tax for either single or double occupancy. You may upgrade your accommodation for an extra fee.

To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 1 (800) 544-9933 or visit the hotel website. When making your reservation, please identify yourself as an attendee of the Housing Works! Conference (for online reservations, please use group code: coscosa). A credit card will be required to guarantee the reservation.

Please note that the hotel will accept reservations for this room block until Monday, January 14, 2013. After this date, the hotel can no longer guarantee the conference rate.

Vendor Table Information

If you or your organization is interested in hosting a vendor table during the conference, please contact Alison Goodwyn at (205) 939-0411. The cost to host a table is $60.

Please note that if you plan to ship materials to the hotel for your table, you will be responsible for the shipping cost and any extra cost from the hotel.

Sponsor Information

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a part of the conference, please contact Ashley Kerr at (205) 939-0411. There are several sponsor levels to choose from.  

Continuing Education

Continuing Education credits will be available for this conference. The following disciplines will be able to receive continuing education credits:

ocial Work

Participants at the conference can receive 11 contact hours, or 1.1 CEUs. The cost for these credits is $15 and you may pay for this along with your conference registration.

Conference Agenda

Registration begins at 3:00pm, February 13th in the Azalea Foyer. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

12pm – 2pm:      ALAEH Board Meeting
1pm – 4pm:        LIHCA Board Meeting
4pm – 5pm:        LIHCA/ALAEH Joint Membership Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2013

7:45am – 8:15am:           Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am:           Opening Plenary: Michael German, Birmingham Field Office  
                                        Director, HUD
9:45am – 10:45am:         (1) Planning & Implementation of a Centralized/Coordinated 
                                        Assessment for ESG Grantees
                                        (2) The Olmstead Decision: Implications for Housing Providers
10:45am – 11:45am:       (1) The Nuts & Bolts of Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act
                                        (2) Homes for Heroes
12:00pm – 1:30pm:         Luncheon Plenary: Celebrating the Passage of the Alabama
                                        Housing Trust Fund: A Step Towards Greater Housing
1:45:pm – 2:45pm:          Building Tools to Expand Housing Opportunities in Alabama
3:00pm – 4:00pm:           (1) Increasing the Power of Your Organization to Provide
                                         Homeless Services
                                        (2) Transforming a Community One Neighborhood at a Time
                                        TA Clinics (by appointment only - 20 minute clinics)*
4:00pm – 4:45pm:            ALHousingSearch.org Presentation

Friday, February 15, 2013

7:45am – 8:45am:            Continental Breakfast: Relighting Your Fire
                                         TA Clinics (by appointment only – 20 minute clinics)
9:00am – 10:00am:          (1) Mental Health First Aid
                                         (2) Housing Affordability Challenges and Solutions for an Aging 
10:00am – 11:00am:        (1) HMIS Data Quality & Performance Measurement
                                         (2) Strategies to Prevent Eviction for Your Clients
11:00am – 12:00pm:        Lunch (on your own)
                                         TA Clinics (by appointment only – 20 minute clinics)
12:15pm – 1:15pm:          (1) 10 Minute Innovations in Homeless Services
                                         (2) What Can the Housing Trust Fund Do for Alabama
1:15pm – 2:15pm:            (1) Moving Beyond Continuum of Care: Maximizing Your
                                         Community’s Resources
                                         (2) From Service Provider to Housing Provider
2:30pm - 3:30pm:             Closing Plenary


*NEW THIS YEAR! We are offering free techinical assistance sessions for attendees. What is technical assistance? It is a live help desk that allows you to ask HUD technical assistance providers questions about your HUD-funded homeless programs. These questions may include program administration, etc. Email Alison@collaborative-solutions.net to reserve a session. 

Register Now! 

The online registration system will end on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. If you are interested in attending this conference after February 6th, you may register in person at the conference.  

***Please note that if you plan to pay for your conference registration at the conference, we will only be able to accept checks. There will be no credit card machine to process payments.

If you are a person experiencing homelessness that would like to attend this conference or are a provider that would like to request a scholarship on behalf of a consumer, please contact Lineise Arnold at
(256) 551-1610 x223 for more details.

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