The Southern Conference on Homelessness and Housing (formerly Housing Works!)


November 14-16, 2018

Perdido Beach Resort

27200 Perdido Beach Blvd

Orange Beach, AL 36561

The Southern Conference on Homelessness and Housing (formerly Housing Works!) is an opportunity for affordable housing developers and providers, supportive service providers, practitioners, social workers, elected officials, researchers, and those who have experienced housing instability or homelessness to come together to address the ongoing issues of poverty and the lack of safe, decent, and affordable housing in our region. This conference provides a venue for participants to collaborate with new partners in an effort to address these issues in their communities. The 2018 conference will highlight best practices to reduce and eliminate homelessness, as well as focus on the need for new affordable housing opportunities in the Southern region. 

Type of Registration  Early Bird Starts NOW!      After September 30, 2018
One Day Attendance$200$230

Group Rate (3 or more registrations from one organization

should email:

for the discount code)            


Speaker (confirmed speakers will be issued

a registration discount code)

Limited scholarships available : Please email Rachel at if you would like to apply for a scholarship.


Cost: $180

Pay only $150 by registering before October 5, 2018, OR by registering for both the pre-conference and the 2018 Southern Conference on Homelessness and Housing. 

Register NOW by clicking this link, or by visiting https://csi.elevate.commpartne...  

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (ACE Approval #1548) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Collaborative Solutions maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 04/15/2018 – 04/15/2021). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Questions? Email:


This year's conference will be held at:

Perdido Beach Resort

27200 Perdido Beach Blvd

Orange Beach, AL 36561

How to book your hotel room at the special conference group rate:

Please call (800) 634-8001 and use the Booking ID: #15943 to receive the special group rate. Please identify yourself as a participant of Southern Conference on Homelessness and Housing.

OR book online at 

PLEASE NOTE: A credit card and first night's room and tax will be required to guarantee the reservation. Also, any special requests in regard to sleeping rooms are based on availability at time of arrival. 

RESERVATION CUT-OFF DATE: The Perdido Beach Resort will accept reservations, provided there are available rooms within your contracted room block, until Monday, October 22, 2018, at which time any unreserved rooms will be released into general availability.


Live In-Person Event
11/14/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  2 days, 4 hours
11/14/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  2 days, 4 hours

General Agenda 


Session Offered : Updated Daily 

  • Advocating for Increased Housing Opportunities One Thousand Words at a Time
  • Helping People with Mental Illness Be Successful in Community Housing
  • Housing Challenges and Solutions for People Living with HIV/AIDS
  • The Real Cost of Affordable Housing: Coping with the South's High Energy Burden
  • Lessons Learned and Words of Encouragement from a Comprehensive Housing and Case Management Initiative for People Living with HIV
  • Understanding The Credit Reporting System In The United States and Options for Safe and Affordable Housing
  • Housing Green From the Start - Healthier, efficient, and long lasting buildings improve the lives of occupants and the bottom line of owners
  • Foster care – Transitioning From Housing to Homelessness (and Back Again)
  • Affordable Housing Resources Through the Alabama Housing Finance Authority
  • Rural Studio’s 20K Initiative and the Total Cost of Affordable Housing
  • How Partnerships with Community Can Create Homes
  • Housing First in Rural Areas
  • Affordable Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing in Rural Areas
  • Dynamic Prioritization and Coordinated Entry
  • Innovative Solutions to Ending Family Homelessness
  • HMIS Data Quality 101: The Basics
  • HMIS Data Quality 201: Using Data to Make System-Wide Decisions
  • Self-Care: An Interactive Session

Presenting Sponsor 


Lunch Sponsor 


Breakfast Sponsor 


Non-profit Sponsor