(January 24, 2013)
This 90-minute webinar offers an opportunity for providers and policymakers to hear about innovative homelessness prevention strategies and guiding principles articulated by the experts involved in the Expert Panel on Homelessness Prevention. The webinar will offer lessons learned from a range of federal initiatives, strategies to prevent homelessness, and insights from the field.
Addressing Homelessness among Veterans of Recent Conflicts
(April 18, 2013)
This webinar includes participants from the Addressing the Needs of Homeless Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn expert panel who will provide a meaningful discussion of preventing and ending homelessness as it appears among Veterans of recent conflicts, recent research findings, successful strategies for working with this emerging population, and some of the cutting edge solutions being implemented by the Homeless Veterans Initiative for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Working with Public Housing Authorities
(August 22, 2013)
This webinar will focus on providing grantees with ideas, practical aspects, and resources on working with PHAs. It will provide examples of how Public Housing Authorities (PHA)s are working to support housing options for persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. It will cover what is in the PHA Plan and what it means for consumers. The webinar will also discuss the partnerships between PHAs and community-based organizations, including behavioral healthcare providers.
Improving Your Community’s Homeless Outreach Efforts
(September 16, 2013)
This webinar will focus on outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness. Presenters will provide best practices and specific strategies for effective outreach, including rebuilding relationships, establishing trust, and linking to services and housing. Types of outreach and challenges in both rural and urban areas will be explored. Presenters will also provide a broader view of outreach and explain how improving outreach efforts have far-reaching impact on clients, community organizations, and entire communities. To this end, presenters will highlight ways that outreach impacts criminal justice involvement, point-in-time counts, and community infrastructure.
This webinar will provide grantees with additional outreach skills and an enhanced understanding of how outreach fits into the spectrum of services that they provide and the importance of ensuring front-line staff have excellent outreach skills.
Tools to Use to Strengthen and Sustain Your Program Services and Faith-Based Partnerships
(September 24, 2013)
The webinar will explore: organizational capacity and readiness, capacities of leadership, effective marketing strategies, funding development strategies, fiscal management, and program evaluation. Part of the webinar will also include a discussion of successful strategies for strong faith partnerships.
Supportive Housing and Fair Housing Law
(December 5, 2013)
This webinar will discuss the legal obligations of state and local governments under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the decision within the Olmstead Act to administer services to individuals with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. The ADA and the Olmstead decision require state and local governments to expand scattered-site supported housing for individuals with disabilities in order to offer these individuals the opportunity to live in the most integrated setting possible.
The webinar will also discuss the legal obligations of other stakeholders that play important roles in implementing Olmstead, including landlords and housing authorities. Landlords, for example, must comply with the Fair Housing Act and may not impose tenant selection criteria that have a disparate impact on individuals with disabilities if less restrictive alternatives are available. The webinar will also discuss practical steps that supported housing providers may take in order to ensure that individuals with disabilities can effectively secure and maintain housing.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Chronic Homelessness Webinar
(December 5, 2013)
This webinar is a call to action – to begin to think differently and plan for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The focus will be on the impact of the Affordable Care Act and how ACA provisions can be used to support the development of a comprehensive and effective package of services for assisting individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. This webinar will look closely at insurance coverage expansion, healthcare benefits and services, and new opportunities for clients including effective strategies for enrollment. It will also examine the role of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and workforce development investments.
Ask the Experts Virtual Training: Supportive Housing and Fair Housing Law Webinar
(December 5, 2013)
This virtual training will offer the opportunity for grantees to discuss issues related to Fair Housing Law and Supportive Housing with two nationally recognized housing experts. Jennifer Mathis, J.D., will discuss the legal obligations of state and local governments under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the decision within the Olmstead Act to administer services to individuals with disabilities in the most integrated community settings appropriate to their needs as well as the legal obligations of other stakeholders that play important roles in implementing Olmstead, including landlords and housing authorities. Landlords, for example, must comply with the Fair Housing Act and may not impose tenant selection criteria that have a disparate impact on individuals with disabilities if less restrictive alternatives are available. Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D., will answer questions related to supportive housing models including Housing First, which focuses on immediate housing placement combined with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance use disorders, education, and employment. The discussion will address the best ways to design, fund, start, operate, and evaluate supportive housing programs to address chronic homelessness as well as practical steps that supported housing providers may take in order to ensure that individuals with disabilities can effectively secure and maintain housing.
The Criminal Justice System and Chronic Homelessness Webinar
(December 12, 2013)
This technical assistance webinar will explore the many facets of the relationship of homelessness and the criminal justice system and show how policies within the criminal justice system may have an impact on homelessness. Presenters will discuss transitional planning prior to release for currently incarcerated persons and how this is key to the prevention of homelessness. It will explore the challenges persons with a criminal background face when applying or obtaining permanent housing and strategies that have made a difference.
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States Orientation Webinar
(December 17, 2013)
This webinar is organized by SAMHSA to welcome CABHI-States grantees and provide an overview of the following topics:
- SAMHSA and its Strategic Initiatives;
- The CABHI-States program;
- The Government Project Officer (GPO) role;
- The Division of Grants Management (DGM) role;
- The Services Accountability Improvement System (SAIS) for GPRA data collection and reporting; and
- Technical assistance opportunities.
Grantees will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive further clarification from SAMHSA staff.
Services in Support of Reducing Chronic Homelessness Webinar
(December 19, 2013)
Services can and do play an important role in reducing chronic homelessness. Services outreach models in jails and prisons will be discussed, including SSI and SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR). Their success in accessing disability benefits will be highlighted using the Nashville 100K Homes model as an example. This webinar will explore how agencies are using evaluation/focus groups with participants and Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) to successfully reduce chronic homelessness. The venue will also examine the core elements of permanent supportive housing and how to implement Permanent Supportive Housing with fidelity to the model.
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