12th Annual Statewide Summit on Homelessness and Housing “Making it Crystal Clear: Homelessness in Kansas”

12th Annual Statewide Summit on Homelessness and Housing “Making it Crystal Clear: Homelessness in Kansas”

March 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition is convening its 12th Annual Statewide Summit on Homelessness and Housing April 12-13, 2011 in Hutchinson, Kansas at the Ramada Conference Center, starting at 4:30 pm on the 12th through 5 pm on the 13th. The theme is “Making it Crystal Clear: Homelessness in Kansas”

The featured keynote speaker is Nan Roman, Executive Director of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The official release of the Kansas Statewide Point-in-Time Count results from the January 2011 count will be presented by a panel of statewide Continuum of Care representatives. Kansas officials from the Veterans Administration, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, Kansas State Department of Education, and Wichita State University will present workshops, along with local government officials, homeless services providers, homeless / formerly homeless individuals and faith-based representatives. State and local information tables will provide educational materials. Technical assistance from Regional HUD, Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and Mid America Assistance Coalition will be offered to grantees and prospective grantees from the Balance of State counties in conjunction  with the Summit on April 12. A Community Reception will be held on Tuesday evening, April 12 from 5:30 -7 at the Ramada Conference Center. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend the Summit and the Community Reception.

There is still time to register on-line until April 7th at noon! After that time, you will need to register on site and may not be assured of your inclusion in the meal count. For more information, visit http://kshomeless.com/annual-summit/2011-summit You may also print a form from the website and mail it to KSHC, 501 SE Jefferson, Suite 30, Topeka, KS 66607. There is a small registration fee of only $25 to attend the conference, with most meals provided. CEU’s can be earned with a small processing fee of $10. An evening reception on 10/21/09 (4:30 pm to 6:30 pm) will offer an opportunity to meet and talk with the national, state and local speakers and KSHC Board members. Limited scholarships are available to homeless and formerly homeless persons Contact the office to apply or info (at) kshomeless (dot) com

Diane Etzel-Wise, Executive Director
(785) 354-4990, info (at) kshomeless (dot) com or
Randy Crandall, Chair-Board of Directors
(785) 350-3111 x52090, randy.crandall (at) va (dot) gov or

Shara Gonzales, Executive Director
New Beginnings, Inc.
Box 2504
Hutchinson, KS 67504
gonzalesshara (at) sbcglobal (dot) net


The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) was formed pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8904(v) per the Governor's Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) # 30.  KHRC is a subsidiary corporation of the Kansas Development Finance Authority. 

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation mission is to enhance Kansas communities with housing opportunities. This goal is achieved through using a variety of strategies and approaches, including increasing homeownership opportunities, leveraging the construction of more affordable rental housing, preserving existing housing through rehabilitation, promoting energy efficiency improvements for owner-occupied and rental housing, providing affordable housing through rent assistance to low-income families and senior citizens, and creating housing opportunities for previously underserved persons and communities.


Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
611 South Kansas Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3803
Phone: (785) 296-5865
Fax: (785) 296-8985