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Community Housing in Los Angeles

Community Housing for 2018 is now closed. Please check back in late fall for 2019 applications.

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.

The Gender Odyssey Planning Committee is continuously working to make the Gender Odyssey conferences more affordable and accessible for conference attendees facing financial challenges. We acknowledge that traveling is expensive; even our negotiated group rates at certain hotels are out of reach for many people.

In 2017, we introduced the GO Community Housing program at the Seattle conference, and in 2018 for the Los Angeles location. This project aims to identify welcoming families, individuals, and organizations in the conference area who are willing to open their accommodations to low-income conference attendees. Gender Odyssey is grateful for the generous hospitality of the local communities for holding space for those who might otherwise be unable to attend these life-changing events.

Our housing committee will do everything we can to match hosts and guests based on the information provided on the application forms. For example, a guest with pet allergies will not be placed in a home with pets. The more details you can provide about your situation, the better we can find your best match.

 

 

 

 

 

Guests

  • We anticipate being overwhelmed with requests, and housing is limited. We offer priority placement to GO subsidy recipients who apply early.
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  • We cannot guarantee free housing to anyone. We recommend you make alternative housing plans and keep them until your match is confirmed.

Three easy steps to apply for free conference housing:

  1. Read the Statement of Expected Conduct below.
  2. Click REQUEST COMMUNITY HOUSING below and complete the application.
  3. Watch for email from housing@genderodyssey.org within a few days, and reply promptly.

Hosts

  • We will accept host applications at any time. We will seek new providers until we have matched all requests. Thank you for supporting Gender Odyssey with your hospitality! We rely on the generosity of the local community. 
  • We also appreciate any help in spreading the word to help secure more housing options for our attendees!

Three easy steps to offer your space for conference attendees:

  1. Read the Statement of Expected Conduct below.
  2. Click APPLY TO HOST below and complete the application.
  3. Watch for email from housing@genderodyssey.org within a few days, and reply promptly.

Click here to
REQUEST
COMMUNITY
HOUSING

 Click here to
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HOST

Statement of Expected Conduct

Gender Odyssey strives to make the conference a safe and welcoming environment for all. Gender Odyssey attendees do not engage in sexual or other harassment; do not provide alcohol or cannabis to attendees under the age of 21; do not provide controlled substances/drugs to any person. Gender Odyssey expects that our Community Housing hosts, guests, and other partners will also abide by these policies in the context of community housing placements.

GO Community Housing guests are placed in private homes. Gender Odyssey expects that guests will respect hosts’ wishes, limits, and boundaries regarding the agreed-upon length of stay; alcohol, drug, and tobacco use in the home; uses of the kitchen and other common areas of the home; and any other procedures of the house.

GENDER ODYSSEY ASSUMES NO LIABILITY NOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACTIVITIES OR INTERACTIONS RELATED TO COMMUNITY HOUSING MATCHES. PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE.

If your status changes such that you either cannot provide housing or you no longer need housing, inform us immediately at housing@genderodyssey.org.


Contact us at housing@genderodyssey.org if you have questions or need further information.

Special thanks to National Women’s Music Festival and Creating Change for inspiration and guidance on this program.