Oregon Housing Conference - on COVID and Homelessness, Online, Tuesday, 01. December 2020
About this Event
The Oregon Housing Conference is an interdisciplinary educational gathering – online for the first time in 2020 – of experts and advocates discussing issues about housing important to people in recovery from mental illness and addiction.
The Conference in 2020 will include four municipal case studies on COVID 19 and Homelessness within the Ninth Circuit Court. Municipalities to be studied are Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Portland. Each city is within the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling Martin v. Boise.
Fourteen hours of continuing education credit for this conference will be available through the National Association of Social Workers. The audience for the 2020 Oregon Housing Conference will be national, knowledgeable, and keenly interested in what’s going right with COVID 19, what went wrong, what what are the future challenges.
The conference will be attended by clinicians and healthcare directors, housing developers and administrators, policy-makers, community leaders, law enforcement, and funders.
Margot Kushel, JD - Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco
Eric Tars, JD - National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Speakers from Phoenix
Bruce Liggett - Director of Human Services @ Maricopa County
Lisa Glow, JD - CEO @ Central Arizona Shelter Services
Ash Uss - Advocacy & Partnerships Coordinator@ Andre House
Jessica Boehm - Reporter @ Arizona Republic
Kate Gallegos - Mayor @ City of Phoenix
Speakers from Los Angeles
Amy Perkins - Special Director of Housing Central Command @ LAHSA
Mike Arnold - President and CEO @ Midnight Mission
Mark Horvath - Founder @ Invisible People
Gale Holland - Reporter @ Los Angeles Times
Congresswoman Judy Chu - Congresswoman @ US House of Representatives
Speakers from Las Vegas
Tim Burch - Administrator of Human Services @ Clark County
Meredith Spriggs - Chief Kindness Officer @ Caridad
Kathi Thomas-Gibson - Director of Community Services @ City of Las Vegas
Briana Erickson - Reporter @ Las Vegas Review Journal
Dina Titus - Congresswoman @ US House of Representatives
Speakers from Portland
Deborah Kafoury - Chair @ Multnomah County
Jennifer Vines, MD - Health Officer @ Multnomah County
Drew Grabham, LCSW - Social Worker @ Portland Street Medicine
Raven Drake - Medical Coordinator @ JOIN
Molly Harbarger - Reporter @ The Oregonian
Kate Brown - Governor @ State of Oregon