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Monday, August 28 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ending Homelessness: Solving Unsheltered Homelessness

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Effectively addressing unsheltered homelessness in any community is a major undertaking requiring coordination, funding, compassion, planning and access to permanent affordable housing. Join us in learning how Florida communities have addressed unsheltered homelessness utilizing best practices and collaboration among local, state, and federal partners. We will discuss sanctioned encampments, tent cities, emergency shelters, permanent housing, and the unique needs of those living in unsheltered situations. Learn from other communities to create a strategic plan addressing unsheltered homelessness in your community!

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Amanda Wander

Ending Homelessness Team Director, Florida Housing Coalition., Inc.
Amanda Wander is the Ending Homelessness Team Director for the Florida Housing Coalition. She previously served as the Executive Director at the Big Bend Continuum of Care where she oversaw the homelessness and housing system of care for eight counties in Florida
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Talar Alexanian

Senior Government Affairs Manager, Pallet Shelter
With years of experience shaping advocacy and policy at the local, state, and federal levels, Talar is well-versed in leading public affairs initiatives that drive equitable access to the basic needs security of vulnerable populations. As Pallet's Senior Government Affairs Manager... Read More →
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Joe Pondolfino

Pinellas Hope Director, Catholic Charities
Joe is the director of Catholic Charities Pinellas Hope Shelter and Permanent Supportive Housing in Clearwater, Florida. The shelter serves over 1000 homeless adults per year while our supportive housing provides 156 units to formerly homeless individuals. Joe’s previous 25 years... Read More →
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Manny Sarria

Asst. Executive Director, Miami Dade County Homeless Trust
Manny Sarria, is a FHC Board member. He is the Asst Executive Director for Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. Prior to working for the county, Manny spent 18 years running HHS and HUD programs benefiting the homeless.
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Joe Savage

Regional Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Dr. Joe N. Savage, Jr. is a recognized leader with over 25 years of experience in the fields of homelessness, social policy, and economic development. In his prior work he was responsible for overseeing transitional and permanent supportive housing programs, CoC funding, strategic... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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