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The 2024 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness

2024 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness

September 11-13, 2024*

Houston, Texas

Over the past 25+ years, Texas Homeless Network has hosted the Annual Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness. Join us at the upcoming 2024 conference to be part of a transformative experience dedicated to ending homelessness in our communities. This unique event brings together leading experts, policymakers, and community advocates from across the state who are committed to addressing the root causes of homelessness. Explore innovative strategies and evidence-based practices that have proven successful in various communities, fostering collaboration and networking opportunities. Attendees will gain insights into the latest research, best practices in housing-first initiatives, and comprehensive support systems. 

Conference Registration

2024 Conference Registration Rates

Member rate: $475 per person
Non-member conference registration: $550 per person

Not sure if your agency is a THN member? Check our current supporters’ page to confirm your membership status. If you qualify, check with your agency admin for discount information. If they or you need assistance, please email us at conference@thn.org.

A group of conference participants working at a table during the 2019 annual conference.
Please read these important notes before registering:
    • Confirm your membership status and apply a discount code if you qualify prior to registering. We will not be able to apply discounts retroactively.
    • If you are registering and must pay by check, please request an invoice here
    • Conference registration does not include hotel or travel costs.
    • We’re pleased to announce that CoC Program recipients may spend HUD CoC Program funds on attendance to the 2024 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness. This allowance is result of HUD guidance that states it is permissible for CoC Program recipients to spend CoC Program funds on attendance as long as the conference includes a speaker from HUD or a TA speaker assigned by HUD.
* The Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness includes a one-day HUD CoC program training on September 10. The intended training audience includes recipient and sub-recipient agencies of TX-607, Balance of State, for which Texas Homeless Network is the collaborative applicant.
        • The training content is applicable to other Texas CoC recipients, sub-recipients, and collaborative applicants, and they are encouraged to attend.  We look forward to seeing you on September 10.
        • Please plan your hotel and transportation arrangements accordingly if you intend to attend the September 10 training. If you are a current HUD collaborative applicant, CoC recipient, or sub-recipient and would like to request attendance, please submit your application form here.

  • Conference Host Hotel Information

    Did you miss our room block at the host hotel? Don’t worry! While the host hotel is full over at the Austin Southpark Hotel, the hotel right across the street is offering limited hotel rooms at our room block discount.

    Book your stay at the Hampton Inn Austin South / Airport Area.
    All reservations must be made by Friday, September 16th.

    4141 Governors Row
    Austin, TX 78744
    Phone: 512-442-4040

    Become a Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor

    For over 25 years Texas Homeless Network has organized and led this unique and powerful statewide conference on ending homelessness. By becoming a sponsor or exhibitor the conference you will reach 500  participants from around Texas including CEO’s, administrative leadership, housing professionals, city officials, case managers, social workers, and many other state leaders

    Conference Scholarship

    Do you have lived experience of homelessness or housing instability? Are you a service provider but your agency is unable to pay for your attendance? If you are wanting to attend the conference and are unable to register for any number of reasons, THN opens limited slots of scholarships for waived conference registration.

    Apply for a scholarship to attend the 2024 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness. Priority will be given to individuals experiencing homelessness or who have previously experienced homelessness.

    Conference FAQ's

    This year’s conference will be packed full of great sessions ranging from harm reduction to domestic violence to veterans to varied best practices workshops. We can’t wait for participants to come together to learn, grow, and network together.

    At this time, we are not planning on having a livestream or online option for the conference.

    Please note that the HUD Start-Up will take place on the morning of September 10th through the afternoon. You must confirm with eric@thn.org that you are eligible to participate. If you attend the start up, you will want to arrive either early morning on the 10th or the night of the 9th. If you do not plan to attend the Start-Up workshop, be sure to arrive in time for the opening plenary of the conference at 1 pm on September 11th.

    COVID-19 Safety Measures

    With many things changing in the world right now, we want to assure you that as we continue to plan for the annual Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness,  the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and staff is our top priority.

    We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as updates and recommendations from public health officials, federal, state, and local authorities, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).  

    Since this situation remains fluid and the conference is not until September, we will be adapting and expanding our plans as needed from now until then. Our protocols will reflect the most current advice and best practices, so please check our website regularly for updates:

    Health and Safety

        • Physical distancing measures in accordance with local & venue regulations
        • Increased hand sanitizer stations throughout
        • Attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and staff may be required to follow face-covering protocol based on CDC and local recommendations at the time of the conference
        • Respect distance and physical contact based on the comfort of other participants

    Clean Environments

        • Enhanced deep cleaning before, during, and after the event
        • Increased sanitation of high-traffic areas
        • Catering will employ the highest standard of food safety

    The value of a face-to-face conference is immeasurable and we are taking every effort to make sure your experience at this year’s conference, while perhaps different from what we’ve come to expect, is safe, positive, and productive.

    Please continue to check our event website for updates as we move closer to the annual Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness.  We thank you for your support and we can’t wait to see you soon.

    Last Conference Reference Materials:

    Apply to be a speaker now!

    THN is searching for presentations that are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged for our upcoming annual Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness. We are seeking 1.5-hour presentations that are innovative, inspiring, and informative for homeless service providers across our great state. Apply today for your chance to educate your peers and grow your network.

    Topics we’re seeking:

    • Racial Equity
    • Weather Disaster Response
    • Housing Affordability
    • Policy
    • Youth
    • LGBTQ/systemically oppressed populations
    • Mental Health/Healthcare
    • Domestic Violence
    • Low-barrier Shelter
    • Data
    • Criminal Justice
    • Veterans
    • Workforce
    • Community Collaboration

    It is a heavy heart that Texas Homeless Network has decided to cancel the Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness which was to take place October 4-6th in Houston. We believe that an in-person event is inadvisable as data from Houston and across the state indicate severe and uncontrolled levels of COVID-19. We are making this decision to prioritize the health and safety of event attendees, sponsors, and speakers. Texas Homeless Network will be offering refunds to every agency and participant who registered and paid for the conference.

    Each year for the past 25 years we have brought together service providers and stakeholders from across the state to learn, network, and build a stronger response to ending homelessness in Texas. While we will not host the 2021 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness, our vital work of providing training and education on homelessness and housing to service providers across our state continues.

    We will move forward with a fall and winter 2021 webinar series to highlight many of the presentations registrants would be getting by attending our in-person event free of cost to the public. In addition, once it is safe to do so, Texas Homeless Network will continue in-person training and events.  

    We look forward to the 2022 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness, where we will provide the safest, most educational, and most worthwhile opportunity for partners, community members, and other stakeholders to come together and learn from local and national experts.

    Your hotel reservations will be canceled automatically if you booked in the THN block by Omni on Monday, September 20th. You will receive an email when your lodging is canceled. If you have any questions about your reservations, contact the Houston Omni Galleria directly at (713) 871-8181, as we are unable to assist with external bookings.
    For any additional questions or concerns, please email samantha@thn.org. Give at least 2 business days for a response time.
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