The Housing Alliance is looking for session ideas and presenter interest for the 17th Annual Homes Within Reach Conference from December 1-3, 2021 at the Hershey Lodge. This year's theme is The Road from Surviving to Thriving. As the country and the Commonwealth move toward the end of the pandemic, we must break down the barriers that keep people from living healthy, fulfilled, and comfortable lives.

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* 1. Please read the following: 
  • This form will be open until May 14, 2021
  • One presenter from an organization unless the session involves a person(s) who has lived experience.
  • Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQI, and people with lived experience with housing instability or homelessness.
  • A priority is for all tracks to incorporate diversity.
  • Panels/roundtables are preferred with a maximum of 4 people. 
    • If you are submitting a panel/roundtable, it will be your responsibility to notify fellow panel members.
  • Filling this form out does not guarantee you will be a conference presenter.
  • The conference will be in person, and you agree to attend in person.
    • There is a chance that we might have to go virtual, but we won’t know that until later in the year. If we do go virtual, we will alert everyone.
  • Presenters will be notified by the end of the summer.
  • Presenters will be required to attend virtual planning meetings.
  • Sessions tracks:
    • Homelessness: Best practices and policies to end homelessness. 
    • Affordable housing: Best practices and policies to help people obtain and keep housing that is safe, decent, and affordable.
    • Health: Best practices and policies connecting housing to social determinants of health.
    • Blight: Tools to address blight.
  • If a change to the description, learning objectives, or title is needed, the Housing Alliance will contact you. However, the final authority is with the Housing Alliance.

I agree with the above statements.