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. […]