Great Plains Housing Authority is hosting the Vital Services 2019 Conference Sept. 17-19 at the Jamestown Civic Center.

The Vital Services 2019 conference is bringing in federal and state experts to educate and collaborate on housing, social services, human services, public health, environmental health and other vital services to clients and professionals. Registration is free for attendees and vendors.

On Sept. 17, attendees will be able to hear from professionals about Healthy Homes Initiative, lead-based paint training, UPCSV inspections, accessibility and radon/mold trainings.

Sept. 18, the conference will welcome HUD professionals to speak about accessibility and reasonable accommodations, HUD repositioning housing authorities, federal updates, homeless/housing in action (SAMSA grant, IAP and 1915i) with keynote speakers from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. A landlord training will educate landlords, property managers, owners, real estate agents and others on fair housing, service animal laws and regulations, opening doors-landlord mitigation fund, the Stop Overdose campaign and personal safety.

Sept. 19, workforce professionals and clients can learn about various community- based services including housing, Census, human services, social services, Homeless Coalition and reporting, veterans Services, 211 University and public health.

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Attendees can register to attend one day or all three days of this free conference.

Social activities will include a showing of the video "HOME" by the Human Family on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at The Arts Center. The Behavioral Health Fair partnership with the local behavioral health coalition and an outdoor concert featuring Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome will be at the Arts Park on Wednesday Sept. 18.

Great Plains Housing Authority is accepting registrations for attendees and for vendors online at