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Upcoming Events

Prior Events and Webinar Materials
  • Innovators Share Strategies to Advance Inclusive and Integrated Housing and Supports for People with I/DD. This September 22 webinar introduced innovative, replicable housing models that support full inclusion and integration of people with I/DD into their community. Stakeholders discussed how they brought these models to their communities, and a self-advocate shared personal experiences. Webinar materials will be posted when they are available.
  • Partnerships to Increase Housing Stability Through Assistive Technology, Home Modifications, and Repairs. This August 7 webinar from the Housing and Services Resource Center explored the role of home modifications, assistive technology (AT), and home repairs in promoting accessible, stable housing.  
  • Meeting People Where They Are: Partnerships with Independent Living and Assistive Technology Programs to Address Homelessness and Housing Stability for People with Disabilities and Older Adults: This June 29 HSRC webinar highlighted the benefits of partnerships between Centers for Independent Living (CILs), statewide Assistive Technology (AT) Act programs, and Continuums of Care programs in the development and implementation of ongoing strategies to address homelessness. 
  • Solving for Homelessness among Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Other Populations--An HSRC Case Study Webinar: The recording, transcript, and handouts for this April 18 webinar are now available. The session featured a model cross-sector partnership that is creating bridges across systems so individuals can have both housing without precondition and access to comprehensive services that they choose. 
  • Turning Resources into Action: Increasing Integrated Housing Options for People with I/DD: This May 11 webinar provided an overview from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of their programs that advance community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). A state official described its strategy for using these resources to create more community-based housing options, and a self-advocate shared their success story of getting housing in the community. Webinar materials will be posted when they are available.
  • Community Living Housing Options for People with I/DD: Perspective on Barriers and Solutions: Safe, accessible, and affordable housing that is integrated in the community is a vital component for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live and participate in their communities. This March 29 webinar looked at barriers, programs and partnerships, and examples of community-driven solutions. View the webinar's slides and explore links from Disability Rights Center-NH: A Place to Call Your Own article and Spring 2022 magazine. Also see Iowa COMPASS housing tip sheet
  • The Role of Transportation in Cross-Sector Collaborations Designed to Improve Housing Stability: This February 27 webinar featured two effective pathways to create cross-sector partnerships that support housing stability for older adults and people with disabilities by improving access to transportation options. 
  • Braiding Resources to Collaboratively Develop and Strengthen Housing + Services Partnerships: This January 9 webinar featured examples of strong collaborations across federal, state, and local levels that combine rental assistance and access to supportive services for people with disabilities, older adults, and people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Presenters explored not only opportunities to braid funding and resources but also approaches to developing partnerships that really work.
  • Ending Homelessness--Developing Partnerships between HUD Continuums of Care (CoCs) and Disability, Aging and Health Services Providers: This recording of the August 2022 HSRC webinar orients participants to CoC structures and cross-sector partnerships that address the needs of people experiencing homelessness. (Tip: This YouTube Help page on playback speeds has tabs for different devices.)
  • Working Together to Empower Community Inclusion: Health/Housing/Independent-Living Partnerships: This August 2022 HSRC webinar discussed the preference for many people with disabilities to live and fully participate in their communities and their civil right to do so under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Olmstead v L.C., 1999). A clear goal of community integration is one hallmark of effective approaches for people with disabilities, including people with behavioral health needs, to transition to the community from an institution. Featuring a top national expert, a center for independent living, and a large health system, this webinar reveals effective strategies for supporting individuals as they find homes in the community, arrange for services individuals need and choose, and integrate into community life.
  • Community Transitions: Creative Collaborations Move People Home: Also from August 2022, this HSRC webinar featured two states' programs that entail partnerships with nursing homes, hospitals, and community-based organizations to assist people with settling back into homes in the community and have reduced readmissions. What are the core elements of these programs? What roles do industry, other state programs, and community service providers play? How can states and local partners overcome common barriers? Two panels explored these and other questions during this engaging webinar. Participants also learned about funding sources, tools, and tips for replicating these models in their states.
  • Building and Sustaining Home Modification Collaborations: Strategies for Your Community: This July 2022 office hour explored the many opportunities to use cross-sector collaboration to expand access to home modification. Staff from the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology were "in the office" to answer questions and offer other solutions.
  • Addressing Housing Accessibility through Cross-Sector Partnerships: A Closer Look at Home Modification Collaborations at Work: This June 2022 webinar focused on effective home modification service delivery through partnerships with professionals and funding sources from the aging, disability, housing, and health care sectors. 
  • Webinar Series Engaging the Disability Community in Fair Housing Planning: This April 2022 two-part series included the history of the Fair Housing Act and context for the requirement to affirmatively further fair housing; best practices for fair housing planning that considers the needs of individuals with disabilities; an overview of effective community participation that involves individuals with disabilities and their stakeholders; principles of community engagement with the disability community; best practices for community engagement throughout the fair housing planning process; and engaging stakeholders in fair housing planning. 
  • Cross-Sector Partnerships that Create Housing Stability: This two-part webinar series in March 2022 featured new federal funding and flexibilities that states and local stakeholders can use to sustainably improve housing stability for older adults, people with disabilities, and people experiencing or at risk of homelessness  The second webinar highlighted state partnerships that spur local collaborations so these groups have both housing and access to an array of supportive services.
  • Cross-Sector Partnerships to Expand Options for Affordable, Accessible Housing: January and February 2022 recordings of three office hours and related materials. The series highlighted innovative partnerships between the housing sector, aging and disability networks, and health care that expanded access to affordable, accessible housing, service coordination, home modifications, durable medical equipment, and housing search information.
  • Preventing and Addressing Eviction Through Community Partnerships: November 2021 webinar recording and related materials on ACL-funded programs protecting rights and preventing abuse. Presenters describe state and local partnerships that help them address the needs of people dealing with eviction.
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Tools to Assist the People You Serve: September 2021 webinar recording and related materials with tools and information to help people assist consumers with the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
  • Pairing HUD and HHS Resources to Address Homelessness Webinar Series: Summer 2021 recordings of a webinar series on partnership opportunities and on-the-ground examples of successful approaches to pairing HHS agency resources with HUD housing assistance for people experiencing homelessness, including the 70,000 Emergency Housing Vouchers.

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