30 Minutes On: Essential Health Benefits Coverage is Essential
Jointly sponsored by NHCHC, CSH, and NAEH
Monday, May 22, 2017; 1:00-1:30 p.m. ET
Learn about proposed changes to health care and the potential impact on vulnerable individuals in our communities in 30 Minutes On, a webinar series hosted by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, CSH and the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Webinars are hosted every other Monday at 1 p.m. ET.
Expanding Access to Housing - Innovations in the Field
SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network
Monday, May 22, 2017; 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET
Finding housing for people experiencing homelessness can be especially challenging in rural and frontier communities. Typically, home ownership rates are high, and apartments or other rentals are few. Too often, the housing that is available is substandard. Join SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) to learn how rural Tennessee, Kentucky, and Vermont are creatively meeting their housing needs.
During this presentation, you'll discover
ideas for meeting local housing needs of people experiencing homelessness in rural areas,
strategies for identifying housing in rural communities, and
creative solutions to renovating rural housing.
Bob Currie, Director of Housing and Homeless Services, Division of Mental Health Services, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Tracy Nolan, RN, BSN, Community Outreach and Housing Director, Red Bird Mission, Beverly, Kentucky.
Brian M. Smith, Housing Program Administrator, Vermont Department of Mental Health.
Sherri Downing, HHRN Deputy Director, will moderate the presentations and the participant question and answer session at the end of the webinar.
The needs of our clients, who are experiencing homelessness and suffering from co-occurring disorders, don't end at the door of housing units.
In fact, there are many challenges and pitfalls people may experience that can block housing access or cause a quick return to homelessness. Move-in Supports and Housing Stabilization, the latest webinar in HHRN's Overcoming Barriers to Housing series, will provide information on how housing and service providers can help their clients become stable and comfortable in their housing.
Topics include the following:
utility hook-ups and deposits,
finding furniture and household items,
helping people adapt to a new community,
adjusting to tenancy and housing, and
considerations for families experiencing homelessness.
Amanda Werhman, JD, Deputy Managing Director, HomeBase, San Francisco, CA
Mike Alvidrez, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Skid Row Housing Trust, Los Angeles, CA
Dana Schultz, MA, Program Manager, Central City Concern, Portland, OR