Public Housing Authorities play an increasingly important role in addressing homelessness. By collaborating, engaging in community planning efforts, and implementing specific strategies for homeless and near-homeless households, PHAs can be an integral partner in reducing homelessness. In this session, Joe Savage from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness will provide an overview of specific strategies and best practices from PHAs nationally. In addition, presenters from Pinellas County will provide an overview of local efforts stemming from collaboration between the PHA and the Homeless Continuum of Care. Attend to learn new strategies and share your own success stories from your own community.