Moving Forward with a Past Training Oct 2023   Emily Hammond and Glenda Moyer of Fair Housing of Central Oregon who are hosting a Fair Housing webinar to discuss overcoming barriers to housing for people with criminal histories.   This webinar is happening October 2nd from 5-7pm on Zoom. Please click THIS LINK to register or see the attached flier for more information.   The webinar will share […]

SOAR TRAINING online, on-demand & Free: Help clients increase their access to income and public benefits! SOAR Online Course: Adult Curriculum This course trains case workers to assist adults (age 18+) who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder to apply […]

Learn about Paid Leave Oregon Join us on Zoom Thursdays through Sept. 28, for our new benefits explained webinars. This is an opportunity for employees and community members to learn more about Paid Leave Oregon before benefits begin in September 2023. This is an opportunity for employees, employers and community members to learn more about […]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshop with The Next Door Please review our workshop flyer for this year’s DEI workshops. FINAL-Fall-2023-EOTS-Workshops You can also sign up directly for any of our upcoming workshops by clicking the link below:  The Next Door: Eventbrite Workshops  Space is limited, so sign up soon to reserve your spot! Please note: at this […]

NEON: What is MAT and How to Support It October 9, 2023   3 CEUs $25   Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is used to treat substance use disorders as well as sustain recovery and prevent overdose. This training will cover how THWs can connect community members to MAT services and collaborate with providers to support community members’ […]

Openhouse and SAGE: LGBTQ+ Elder Housing Services Virtual Symposium Series/ la Serie de Simposios Virtuales de Servicios de Vivienda para Personas Mayores LGBTQ+ September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023 Save the dates for the LGBTQ+ Elder Housing Services Virtual Symposium Series, cohosted by Openhouse and SAGE throughout the month of September! Community advocates, housing and aging […]

The Next Door, Inc: Plain Language October 11, 2023 Simplify your language. Be understood. Reach a wider audience. This workshop teaches organizations and community members to write materials that can be read and understood by anyone. By centering language equity, we believe that the simpler the materials, the more accessible and effective they are for our […]

Hello HLC members and stakeholders. This message is to notify you that the September HLC Meeting will take place on Friday, September 8th at 8am due to the Labor Day weekend. We look forward to seeing you then. HLC Exec Comm is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: HLC Membership Meeting Time: Sep […]

THIS POST IS COPIED FROM HUD’s emailed announcement received on Wednesday, July 5th. FY 2023 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) has posted the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care […]

Request for Information: NeighborImpact Housing Stabilization – Subgrantees The Housing Stabilization department is seeking requests from year-round shelter, warming shelter, and street outreach providers in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs for FY 23-24 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and State Homeless Assistance Program (SHAP) funding. Potential subgrantees must attend […]

For Immediate Distribution April 24, 2023 Media contact: Eliza Wilson, Chair, Homeless Leadership Coalition (541) 410-8534   Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces 2023 Point In-Time Count Results     Bend, Oregon- April 24th, 2023 — The Homeless Leadership Coalition is a collaboration of community partners driven by the knowledge that “we are stronger, healthier, safer […]

Contact Elizabeth Johnson or Donna Burklo Cell 541-647-8636 or 541-760-5677 Email or Website FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Homeless Leadership Coalition Members Organize Third Annual Longest Night Vigil Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service to be held on Winter Solstice December 21st   Bend, OR, December 6, 2022 – All are invited December 21st from […]

Companion Animal Medical Project Bend Clinic: Thursday, December 15th 5-7pm @ The Lighthouse, 275 NE 2nd Street Wellness Exams Vaccinations Pet Food Supplies  ** Clinic sponsor Bend Animal Emergency will be passing out cold-weather items for people & their pets. *First come, first serve while supplies last* Redmond and Bend CAMPclinics are back to a […]

In response to recent Parvo outbreaks, Companion Animal Medical Project (CAMP) is doing targeted vaccine outreach to companion animals. Upcoming Bend Vaccine Outreach Clinics Bend Vaccine Outreach Saturday, November 5th from 1-2pm Hunnell Road **Vaccines (DHPP, FVRCP) only and Pet Food** Bend CAMP Clinic Thursday, November 17th from 5-7pm Shepherd’s House 2nd Street Shelter  **wellness examps, […]

Housing For All will host a discussion about Affordable Housing Bonds with a panel of experts from across the West Coast.    Date: November 14, 2022 Time: 8:30am-10:30am Moderator: Tammy Baney, Executive Director of COIC Submit questions in advance to    Housing_Bond_Roundtable_Flyer_Digital   About: Housing For All (H4A) project – a regional housing consortium […]

Sharing Healthcare for the Homeless Training Intimate Partner Violence, Homelessness, and Behavioral Health: New Webinar and Toolkit   The second Wednesday of October is nationally recognized as Health Cares About Domestic Violence (HCADV) Day, designed to offer education about the critical importance of universal education to promote healthy relationships, address the health impact of abuse, […]

HUD Webinar: Register Today: VAWA Right to Report from Home for CDBG Recipients Webinar – September 27, 2022 – 2:00 PM EDT The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022, which goes into effect on October 1, 2022, includes a new requirement for HUD grantees and their subrecipients to support an individual’s, including […]

Oregon Housing and Community Services and Fair Housing Council are partnering to offer a series of Fair Housing trainings this fall. These are free webinars for anyone interested in learning more about fair housing issues statewide and how to prevent illegal housing discrimination in Oregon. Learn more about each webinar and register to reserve your […]

Community training opportunity: Make a difference for housing, transit, water, agriculture, climate, and more.  Right now, across Central Oregon, important decisions are being made that impact all of us. These decisions are often made with little community input, creating a mismatch between decisions made and the real and growing needs of our community for things […]

HUD EXCHANGE –Closing the Gap: Homelessness to Housing Webinar Series This webinar series provides guidance and fosters innovation in best practices and strategies in stakeholder engagement for homelessness services systems. It will cover topics designed to help communities establish equitable, effective homelessness responses through meaningful collaboration, resource coordination, and efficient service delivery. Register Today! Who […]

On August 9th from 12-1 PM, the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness will be hosting “Creating a Community of Care: Co-Sheltering Families and Their Pets,” a free webinar featuring experts from Urban Resource Institute (URI), a social service provider that has created the successful PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) shelter model. Learn more about the […]

Register Today: Community Transitions: Creative Collaborations Move People Home: The Housing and Services Resource Center’s is sponsoring a webinar on August 4, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT, featuring two panels that will discuss innovative programs two states developed in partnership with nursing homes, hospitals, and community-based organizations that have assisted 5,000+ people with […]

Updated 7.29.2022 Originally Posted 7.25.22 With the forecast showing high temperatures all week, members of the Homeless Leadership Coalition are organizing to support the unhoused and others in need. Coalition members including Jefferson County Faith-Based Network, Redemption House Ministries, La Pine Warming Center (Operated by the Door in La Pine) and Shepherd’s House Ministries will operate […]

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has launched Online Learning Resources   Their Learning Hub is a comprehensive repository of educational offerings, including live and recorded webinars, learning collaboratives, regional and national conference sessions, online courses, and more. As part of the Council’s continued goal of providing high quality learning opportunities, we are […]

Centering Racial Equity in the Work to End Homelessness: Aligning Vision with Practice at the Systems Level Webinar – June 16, 2022   Figuring out how to center racial equity in the work to end homelessness can be done effectively with strategic planning, the right information, and investment. Systems leaders have a high level of […]

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it will host a webinar titled “HCV Utilization: Practices in Tenant Search Assistance,” which will highlight ways PHAs have improved leasing through tenant search assistance.    The live web conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. To register, […]

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution DATE May 6, 2022 Contact: Eliza Wilson, Chair, Homeless Leadership Coalition (541) 410-8534 Email: Web: Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces  2022 Point In-Time Count Results Bend, Oregon- May 6th 2022 — Homeless Leadership Coalition is a collaboration of community partners driven by the knowledge that “we are stronger, healthier, […]

Joint Press Release from Homeless Leadership Coalition, NeighborImpact and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council May 2022 The Homeless Leadership Coalition the region’s largest coalition of service providers coordinating a response to our local houseless crisis. HLC serves as the leadership body for the federally designated Continuum of Care serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties and the […]

HLC wanted to make sure our members were familiar with two great and no cost learning opportunities in Trauma- Informed Care.   Trauma Informed Oregon offers a online training that consists of four, free, self-paced and self-directed learning sessions that will introduce the basics of trauma informed care. Upon successful completion of the course and […]

Rapid Re-housing programs play a critical role in transitioning individuals from homelessness.  HUD recently hosted the Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Roundtable Discussion Series aimed to identify, imagine, and increase trends that support innovation in RRH services and programs and the development of best practices within communities through a series of webinars with provider-level practitioners, people with […]

Emergency shelters play a critical role in ending homelessness. Effective shelters should embrace a Housing First approach, offer immediate and low-barrier access to anyone facing a housing crisis, and measure shelter performance in order to improve results. The Emergency Shelter Learning Series is a collection of webinars and resources from the National Alliance to End Homelessness  focused […]

Fair Housing for Bend Housing Providers Thursday, April 14, 1pm-3pm Flyer- Fair Housing for Bend Housing Providers 2022 In this 2 hour session you will learn more about fair housing law and how it applies. The training will review fair housing basics disability, reasonable accommodations and assistance animals criminal history screening and more Register here  […]

Operated by NeighborImpact, the Division Street Shelter is a 25 room, temporary, low-barrier, non-congregate, emergency shelter that provides safety off the streets and access to services to help guests find stability and connect to available supportive services while seeking permanent housing. This shelter is designed to serve unhoused individuals or couples ages 18+ as well […]

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution January 19, 2022   Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces Dates for the 2022 Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon   The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC), Central Oregon’s Continuum of Care (CoC), will be kicking off the annual Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon on January 24th, 2022. This event is a […]

All are invited December 21st from 4:30 – 6p for an outdoor vigil to honor our community members who have died while experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon this year. We will remember those individuals who are known to us and hold space for those we couldn’t reach. The true count locally is unknown, as housing […]

Central Oregon Joins Built for Zero, a national initiative to end homelessness. Central Oregon will become the 7th community in Oregon to join the initiative to measurably and equitably end homelessness.  Visit Built for Zero’s page to learn more and read our press release here.

TRAINING ALERT HLC has purchased a number of training licenses for HLC members to benefit from. Available training is offered on-demand (the schedule that works best for you and your staff).   About: Ryan Dowd is the executive director of large shelter in Chicago. He spotlights best practices drawn from his own experience operating a […]

With the national weather service issuing an excessive heat watch for parts of Central Oregon  for August 11th- 14th,  members of the Homeless Leadership Coalition are again organizing to support the unhoused and others in need. Read all about it here Review the CDC’s  resources to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat related illness. […]