I’m sitting at this conference in a lovely room with 600 other people (I did 3rd grade math , 10 bodies per table, 40 tables in the room and an overflow room).
This is what I’m taking from the conference… Granted, I’m cranky from spending $24 parking and being turned away from the registration...
California Governor, Gavin Newsom, has a Housing and Homelessness office. Jason Elliott is the Sr. Counselor. He is well spoken and has so much information. He has been the best part of the day.
Phil Ansell has a wonderful brain and personality, but don’t let him emcee anymore. He yells into the mic and everyone flinched.
Less glad handing. This is not the Homeless Oscars. Dear gosh, photo ops and high praise are cool but I’m came here to work and get information.
Prevention of homelessness sounds cool and all, but what are your plans? Do we have tools and training?
To the super annoyed lady who was mad that black women were left out of Spa 4’s slides… A men. You’re right.
To the homeless gent who pointed out that alcohol companies don’t take part in the CA recycling refund policy. Wow. I bet nobody has ever pointed that out.
Prop H funds… I’m dissapointed.
It is so easy to tell the difference between the “talkers” and the “walkers”.
I learned very little today. I don’t know that this was worth the $24 o paid in parking.
If you leave your wallet or business cards in your car, the Millennium Biltmore staff will save you.
We need more places to shelter folks.
Hospital discharge doesn’t have any connected housing for homeless exits. The law changed to prevent homeless dumping.
The Governor’s office clearly doesn’t know that Rapid Rehousing is so not rapid. It takes weeks for a check to be written and first a home has to be identified.