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October 2019

McKinney-Vento Homeless Training

10/02/2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive
Marion, IL 62959 United States
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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Training will review key topics of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The topics covered will include identifying students experiencing homelessness, school of origin, immediate enrollment, strategies to support high school graduation, and preschool. Additionally, law and implementation strategies will be reviewed and attendees' questions will be answered. Contact Mickey Sullivan at 618-922-3307 or Johna Schullian at 618-998-1283 ext. 202 with questions.

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2019 Harm Reduction in the House Conference: Conversations on the Edge

10/04/2019
UIC Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The ninth annual Harm Reduction in the House conference will focus on the process, challenges, and advantages of creating and working in housing programs that embrace harm reduction. The theme is CONVERSATIONS ON THE EDGE. Conference presenters will share pioneering, groundbreaking, or trail-blazing ideas, and discussion topics will include innovative strategies on timely issues which move beyond the status quo. Conference-goers will celebrate the opportunity to learn unconventional practices and will look to the wisdom of innovators in the field…

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Preserving Affordability in East Garfield Park for Existing Residents

10/08/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Deborah’s Place, 2822 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Free

East Garfield Park residents and small business owners have a role to play — today — in shaping the future of their neighborhood. That’s why community groups joined with residents to limit displacement through a data-driven and community-centered process. Those who are interested in affordability, preservation, and homeownership are welcomed to attend this community meeting! A light dinner and a kids’ activity table will be provided at the meeting.

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November 2019

Midwest Asset Building Conference

11/13/2019 - 11/14/2019
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago—Detroit Branch, 1600 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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The biennial Midwest Asset Building Conference brings practitioners, policy advocates, and researchers together to strengthen the collective work to address the racial wealth divide and help families build prosperity in the Midwest. Attendees will share ideas, make peer connections, and learn from some of the leading minds in the asset building and financial empowerment fields. The 2019 Midwest Asset Building Conference is hosted by state coalition leaders from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio.

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Cook County Regional Assessment of Fair Housing Workshop

11/19/2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn about data findings, fair housing issues identified, and next steps in the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process. Connect with those working on the AFH and take part in an important discussion. Join representatives from jurisdictions and public housing authorities participating in the Cook County Regional Assessment of Fair Housing, along with Advisory Committee members and project consultants to discuss fair housing data findings and trends identified through community engagement. At this workshop, participants will collectively review the data…

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