2017 Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing

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Our hearts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Irma, particularly those without a home. Tremendous efforts were made throughout the State to ensure that everyone had safe shelter from the storm. 

Due to impacts and cleanup efforts following the storm, Early Bird Registration pricing has been extended through Friday, September 22nd


The Florida Coalition for the Homeless Presents:

The 2017 Annual Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing

The Florida Coalition for the Homeless, in partnership with the State Office on Homelessness, invites you to attend sponsor, exhibit, or advertise at the 2017 Florida Institute on Homelessness & Supportive Housing.

Click HERE to Register and for more Conference information!

The Institute will be hosted on November 1-3, 2017 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Florida. Please join us to make this year’s theme, Breakthrough to Excellence: Building Bridges to the Future, become a reality.

Join us for our “State of the Nation” and “State of the State” Plenary sessions featuring national and State partners, as well as Keynote Address; “Ending the Criminalization of Mental Illness“, featuring Judge Steven Leifman, Chair, Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Court, Supreme Court of Florida.

This year’s pre-conference day features a variety of half and full day intensive workshop sessions featuring the State Office on Homelessness, the Office on Substance Abuse and Mental Health, The Veteran’s Administration, the Florida Department of Education, and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, as well as a full day SPDAT training featuring Orgcode’s Iain De Jong; all included in your registration! If you are interested in attending the full SPDAT training, please be sure to select it during your registration – spots are limited and will fill up quickly.

Check Out the Updated Agenda and Speakers
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Conference Hotel Information

We are pleased to offer a special rate of $149 for the conference hotel – make your reservation early to ensure you can stay in the middle of the action.  Click here to book your room: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49048885/owner/210/home

PLEASE NOTE:  Hotel reservations can only be made through this link or by calling the hotel directly.  If ANYONE calls or emails claiming to represent the conference and offering to assist you with your reservation, or to offer you a discount, or anything else regarding a reservation, IT IS A SCAM.  We will NOT call you with discounts or offering to book your hotel or to tell you that the hotel is sold out and to offer to book a room elsewhere.  Please see the below notice for more information on this scam:

Warning: Beware of Scams from Companies Claiming to Represent the FIHSH Conference – Please Read

Unfortunately, it has been brought to our attention that there are multiple companies contacting our past attendees, claiming to represent FCH and/or the FIHSH Conference (and/or leaving out important information so that it’s not clear that they do not represent us), offering “assistance” with exhibitor registration and hotel bookings. Some are coming from the number 888-511-7936 and saying they can help with the FIHSH conference you are planning to attend.

Two such companies that are aggressively cold-calling and spamming companies whose names have appeared on our “attending company”, “speaker” and “exhibitor and sponsor” pages are Exhibitor Housing Management (EHM / ehmtravel.com) and Exhibition Housing (EHS / ehshousing.com).

To be clear, these companies and others are NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH FCH or the Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing and are not authorized to use our name or trademark in any solicitations.

We are working through the proper channels to stop the deceptive practices of these companies and apologize for their annoying behavior.

Please be aware of the following known scams which we’ve heard about over the last couple of weeks:

  • If you get a call from 888-511-7936 asking to speak to you about the FIHSH conference you are planning to attend, this is not from us, it is a scam.
  • No one should contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate” or “can save you $30.00 off your room rate”. If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam. They are not affiliated with us.
  • If you receive an email from documents@rightsignature.com with the subject line “Reservations Team has sent you the document Contract_For_Hotel_Reservation_Services.pdf to sign,” please
    ignore this message. This company is not affiliated with us, and it is a scam.
  • If you receive a phone call from someone wanting to speak to the “tradeshow coordinator or the person who is handling Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing that your company is attending in November”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with us.
  • If someone emails you claiming to be from Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing, or FCH,  Exhibitor Department, and the email is not from an FCH or AK Consulting email address, do not share any information with them. The company is not affiliated with us, and it is a scam.

We apologize to any attendees/exhibitors/sponsors who have received these scam calls or messages and assure you that we are not affiliated with these scammers.