Rural Supportive Housing Workshops September 5 – 6, 2018

Below are the details for training being provided by Collaborative Solutions, Inc. and Office of Housing and Urban Development in relation to the HUD Rural Supportive Housing Initiative. If you or anyone from your organization would benefit from this training there is a Registration link below.

Rural Supportive Housing Workshops

Dates and Times: September 5-6, 2018 Day 1: 9:00 am -4:00 pm Day 2: 8:30 am -3:00 pm

Location: Rose State College Professional Training Center, 1720 Hudiburg Drive, Midwest City, OK 73110

Onsite registration will begin at 8AM each day

Training Information:

Behavioral health, affordable housing and homeless services agencies have a common goal to improve the wellbeing of their clients, but they often work in silos, with different languages, acronyms, cultures, operating practices and resources. Through the Rural Supportive Housing Initiative and partnering with Collaborative Solutions, Inc., we are excited to provide a 2-day Rural Supportive Housing workshop designed to address housing and case management strategies that can help vulnerable clients find and keep safe, stable, and affordable homes in small counties and rural areas. This workshop will also provide a forum for networking and partnership development between local behavioral health, housing and homeless services professionals and advocates.

Coordinated Entry: Best Practices to Plan and Implement a Rural Coordinated Entry System

The federal government set January 2018 as the date to have a coordinated entry system (CES) in place. Many rural communities continue to struggle with how to plan and implement a CES across a wide geographic area with few service providers. This workshop will guide communities through the design and planning for a CES, and offer recommendations on best practices from other rural communities. Through this workshop, communities will produce a CES checklist of next steps.

Housing-based Case Management: Prioritizing Affordable Housing Provision for Clients

Many service providers have been trained to provide clinical, medically-focused supportive services for clients. It is our belief that housing is the foundation for stability and providers must be trained to understand and prioritize the affordable housing needs of clients to better help them achieve housing stability. This workshop provides essential tools and training to teach providers how to prioritize housing and includes key concepts such as low barrier program design, landlord engagement, and eviction prevention.

These workshops are offered FREE but registration is limited!

Register Here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=njpx4zdab&oeidk=a07efl8zkrgc5081025

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