Showing posts from April 11, 2016

Registration Deadline EXTENDED by April 22 - Regular Rate - Hotel Deadline: May 2 -- Human Service Conference

2016 Human Services Conference - Hosted by MCAP REGISTRATION 2016 Human Service Conference An Awesome Training and Networking Opporunity Looking to sharpen your direct service practice, management, and leadership skills? Rejuvenate your passion? Join us for the 2016 Human Services Conference:  "Partners in Excellence" Regular Registration Rates Apply Until April 22, 2016  Full Conference Rate: $385 | One Day Conference Rate: $200 REGISTER TODAY! Your Full Conference Registration Package Includes: *Admittance to innovative and educational presentations, and workshops. *Exclusive networking opportunities. *Access to motivating speakers. *CEUs for workshops and panels for a small fee.  *Networking Reception on Tuesday, May 3 *Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 4  *Partnership Luncheon on Thursday, May 5 *Conference Bag and Souvenir Itinerary Program

Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination

Rowhouses in Baltimore sit across the street from a church where Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) held a meeting last summer about, among other things, reducing ex-convict recidivism.    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Department of Housing and Urban Development is making it easier for people with criminal records to find housing. In new guidance, released Monday, HUD tells landlords and home sellers that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the Fair Housing Act. Because of widespread racial and ethnic disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system, criminal history-based restrictions on access to housing are likely disproportionately to burden African Americans and Hispanics. New HUD guidance on criminal records and the Fair Housing Act People with criminal records aren't a protected class under the Fair Housing Act, and the guidance from HUD's general counsel says that in some cases, turning down an individua

Water from a fountain? Not in Baltimore city schools

Signs over bathroom sinks telling students not to drink the water at Cecil Elementary School. Cecil Elementary School has been using bottled water to drink for years. Long before Flint Michigan's tainted water became a national issue, Baltimore city schools found the same problem in some of its buildings and shut off the water. For nearly the past decade, kids have been drinking bottled water.   (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun) At Cecil Elementary School in Baltimore, where bone-dry water fountains stand next to brimming water coolers, several third-graders who've never drunk from the fountains puzzled over why they didn't work. Maybe the fountains need batteries and they don't have them, one student said. Maybe the pipes are clogged, another suggested. "We have always wondered about that water fountain," said Alexandria Francis, who along with her classmates had no clue that administrators have shut down fountains throughout the Baltimore City

Celebrate Changemakers: Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the NCHV Annual Conference

Celebrate Changemakers: Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the NCHV Annual Conference NCHV Annual Conference June 1-3, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.  Register online | Download a registration form to return by fax  |  Reserve your discounted room Download the 2016 NCHV Annual Conference brochure here Know someone who is positively impacting the lives of local veterans in need? What if you could see them honored before hundreds of their peers, receiving the recognition and thanks they deserve? Register now for the NCHV Annual Conference, which includes your ticket to the NCHV Awards Ceremony and Celebration, to be held on June 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join your partners in service as we celebrate change agents from across the country. After the Awards Ceremony, join us in celebrating your hard work at our Awards Celebration, where we