LAHSA Equal Access and Gender Identity Regional Forums - April 17

Session 3: April 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center
8475 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles 90044
 
Who Should Attend?
The purpose of HUD's Final Rule on Equal Access is to address gender-based discrimination in all Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs, which includes recipients and sub-recipients of the following programs: Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), or providers funded in whole or in part by these programs.
 
LAHSA is fully committed to supporting the community in incorporating the Equal Access and Gender Identity Rule. We advise that at least one program manager from your agency attend if you operate any of the above programs, but you may invite other staff if interested. All service providers regardless of funding source or program type are encouraged to attend.
 
Brief Survey: Tell Us What You'd Like to Learn 
Implementing this rule may mean a significant shift for you or your staff. It may also require that you revise program standards and operating procedures at the time of intake, referral, enrollment or unit/bed assignment. With that in mind, we invite you to let us know in which areas you need the most support by completing this survey.
 
Preparing for the Forum
HUD has released excellent resources to support your work. We ask that in preparation for this training, you review its webinar here: Gender Identity Training Webinar. For additional Equal Access Rule information, please visit the HUD Exchange LGBT Homelessness Page on the HUD Exchange, which includes the following resources:
 
 
Training Point of Contact
Maggie Potthoff | 213-225-8415 | policy@lahsa.org
Jonathan Chi | 213-797-4567 | policy@lahsa.org

About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA):  
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $132 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless people.