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The Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless (TICH) continues to seek stakeholder feedback in order to inform its efforts in compiling an updated State Plan to Address Homelessness (the Plan). Through a series of virtual roundtables, TICH has worked to consolidate feedback from state agencies, service providers, and other interested members of the public to inform the recommendation framework of the Plan. Each roundtable covers different thematic areas, as detailed below, and held remotely using GoToWebinar video conferencing software.

If interested in joining the final virtual roundtable session, please register via the GoToWebinar registration link listed below. If interested in viewing the recordings and transcripts of the previous virtual roundtable sessions held last month, please view via the links provided. Details regarding the virtual roundtables are as follows:

Virtual Roundtable Session 1: Affordable Housing and Supportive Services

GoToWebinar Recording and Transcript: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/a40a44c016974351917af2df76d3cd7b/recording/8de1154d093040218f6869a4003933ea/watch?source=CHANNEL

Description: Focused on identifying opportunities for increasing housing options and providing tailored supportive services for homeless individuals and families who face multiple barriers to secure stable housing. Cross-disciplinary discussions focused on addressing disparities across subpopulations, and COVID-19 pandemic response efforts in the context of affordable housing and supportive service provisions.

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Virtual Roundtable Session 2: Homelessness Prevention

GoToWebinar Recording and Transcript: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/a40a44c016974351917af2df76d3cd7b/recording/86fbe9a808574eb0aa7ba021d5ad46d8/watch?source=CHANNEL

Description: Focused on strategies that identify individuals and families at-risk of homelessness in order to connect them with appropriate preventive resources. Cross-disciplinary discussions focused on addressing disparities across subpopulations, and COVID-19 pandemic response efforts in the context of homelessness prevention provisions.

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Virtual Roundtable Session 3: Data, Research, and Analysis

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Austin local time

GoToWebinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2160171335814892812

Description: Focus on strategies to improve the systematic collection, analysis, and reporting of precise homelessness data metrics. Cross-disciplinary discussions focused on addressing disparities across subpopulations and COVID-19 pandemic response efforts in the data collection, analysis, and reporting will be encouraged.

More information on TICH may be found at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/tich/index.htm.

For questions, please contact Sean Lonergan, Homeless Policy Advisor at sean.lonergan@tdhca.state.tx.us or (512) 475-3892.

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