Whether it is highly visible or not, homelessness impacts every community in Kentucky. There are many contributors to homelessness, but there is one overarching cause - lack of affordable housing.
Professionals in social services and affordable housing believe that city and other leaders must be part of any local solution. Based on requests from members, KLC began work in 2020 on a new long-term initiative around homelessness and affordable housing in our communities.
On November 9, KLC will present the KLC Virtual Homelessness Summit: Housing and Hope.
November 9, 9:00-4:30 EST, 8:00-3:30 CST
Who Should Attend: Local government elected leaders and employees, business and community leaders, chamber and tourism professionals, social services and nonprofit professionals, housing developers, and landlords.
Registration: $100 for KLC members, $150 for nonmembers
Credit: 6 hours COCT/HB 119 Training Incentive Program, 1 hour of Certified Municipal Officer credit
Tentative Agenda (Eastern times listed)
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Personal Profile
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Homelessness in Kentucky
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Resources and Collaborations for Homeless and Housing
11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Homelessness Prevention and Strategies
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Affordable Housing Solutions
2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Panhandling Regulations
3:25 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. What Now? Next Steps for Your City
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Homelessness Q & A Panel
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
KLC also created a reference page as well as an overview piece titled Understanding Homelessness which includes a number of digital links, contacts, a list of suggestions to get started in examining how homelessness is affecting people in your own community, and first steps on taking action.