Jamestown  (CSi)  Great Plains Housing Authority in Jamestown will host  the Vital Services 2019 Conference September 17-19.

The conference is will bring to Jamestown 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.

The projected attendance is 250- to 300.

Great Plains Housing Authority is accepting registrations for attendees and for vendors online at vitalservices19.com

Director, David Klein says, The Community Concert and Regional Services Fair, will host a community concert at the Hansen Arts Park in Downtown Jamestown, on September 18. 2019.  The Fair is 5:30-p.m., to 7:30-p.m.,  at Hansen Arts Park, with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome in concert,  from Fargo, at 6:30-p.m., at Hansen Arts Park in Downtown Jamestown, to utilize and showcase Downtown Jamestown.  In the event of rain all activities will be held at the Jamestown Civic Center.

The event also includes a Service Provider Fair, to assist individuals in the region to understand services and contacts available.

On the Conference Schedule:

On September 17, attendees will be able to hear from professionals about Healthy Homes Initiative, Lead Based Paint Training, UPCSV Inspections, Accessibility, and Radon/Mold trainings.

Social activities will include a showing of the video HOME by the Human Family on Tuesday September 17 at The Jamestown Arts Center.

September 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.

September 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.

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