Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable

Emerge, Elevate, Empower: Solutions for Our Future

Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA) is pleased to invite you to our 2021 Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Conference! This year’s event will be held virtually and feature three days of peer exchange, sharing, and best practices. We hope you will join us for this exciting event. Details will be updated in real time so, please check back as new speakers and sessions will be added.

Presented in partnership with Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable is the Commonwealth’s premier professional development opportunity to explore emerging standards and best practices focused on interventions and services for the most vulnerable homeless populations. Our statewide participants, partners, and sponsors represent organizations that are at the forefront of supportive housing service delivery and program implementation, and we look forward to offering session topics to help operationalize housing as a social determinant of health.

Agenda at a Glance

Day One- October 4th

  • 11: 00 AM – Welcome & Opening Plenary with Dr. Tiffany Manuel of TheCaseMade
  • 11: 45 AM – State Policy & Legislative Updates with DHCD
  • 12:30 PM – Break
  • 12:45 PM – Session: Action Plan to End Homelessness in Virginia
  • 1:55 PM – Session: Maximizing Behavioral Health Partnership Opportunities

Day Two- October 5th

  • 11:00 AM – Session: Housing & Health: A Holistic Approach to   Ending Homelessness
  • 12:10 AM – Session: Addressing the Housing and Service Needs of Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness
  • 1:10 PM – BREAK
  • 1:25 PM – Session: Justice and Housing
  • 2:35 PM – Session: Eviction Prevention: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Day Three- October 6th

  • 11:00 AM – Session: Advancing Racial Equity Through Coordinated Entry
  • 12:10 PM – Session: Behavioral Health Crisis System Transformation
  • 1:10 PM – BREAK
  • 1:25 – Session: Social Justice, Housing, and Mental Health Equity: Challenges and Opportunities Part 1
  • 2:35- Session: Social Justice, Housing, and Mental Health Equity: Challenges and Opportunities Part 2
Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Tiffany Manuel

 President and CEO of TheCaseMade

DrT (as she prefers to be called) is a dynamic speaker, best-selling author and the President and CEO of TheCaseMade, an organization dedicated to helping leaders powerfully and intentionally make the case for systems change. In her role at TheCaseMade, DrT works with hundreds of passionate social changemakers, innovators and adaptive leaders around the United States who are building better, stronger communities that are diverse, equitable and inclusive. By aligning their community stakeholders around the kind of deep systems changes that can improve population outcomes, these leaders are able to grow their impact, scale their programs, and harness the investments they need to improve their communities.


DrT grew up in Detroit, Michigan during one of the most turbulent times in the city’s history. It was because of the challenges of that experience that she champions better policy, programs, investments and services that can transform our cities and communities for the better. It is also the reason that DrT has worked to expand opportunity, equity and inclusion through 25+ years of professional and volunteer experience spanning the private and non-profit sectors, government and academia.


Trained as a social scientist in quantitative and qualitative methods, she is a self- professed “data, policy, and messaging wonk!” She is passionate about translating the insights harvested from her research and practice to improve our ability to build public will around the critical issues that matter most. She holds doctorate and master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a master’s degree in political science from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.


DrT has served on numerous nonprofit and social-impact boards and is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, an African American public service sorority.

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Oct 04 - 06 2021


10:00 am - 2:00 pm




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