Category Archives: Training

Strategies for Working with Landlords and Finding Housing for Clients

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has posted an interactive, web-based training that provides participants with an overview of how to find landlords and track and document the success of  landlord outreach strategies, as well as tools for maintaining a partnership with landlords for the long-term. The training includes both an audio and visual component.

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The training examines the topic of understanding landlords, including the types of landlords and their business interests.

It also covers how to initiate relationships, including finding and connecting with landlords.

Lastly, the training provides users with information on how to build and maintain partnerships with landlords.

Click here to view the online training.

Training Opportunity: Social Security Disability

Keys to Ending Homelessness: Social Security Disability

December 4, 2009 – 8:00am – 12:30pm ‐ Roxbury Community College
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120

 How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits
 Housing First for Chronically Homeless Individuals
 SSI Benefits for Children in Homeless Families
 Successfully Navigating the SSI/SSDI Maze on Behalf of Homeless Persons
 Understanding Work Incentives: Returning to Work While on SSI/SSDI
 Strategies for Engaging Homeless Persons in the SSI/SSDI Application Process

Registration information and directions here.

Training Opportunity: Accessing Affordable Housing

The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute is presenting a training event on Accessing Affordable Housing in Boston on December 9, 2009, 9:30 am to 4 pm.  The training is for community advocates, and legal, social services and health services staff.  From the brochure:

Low-income housing is an increasingly scarce commodity in Massachusetts, and locating affordable housing is an activity that requires a combination of awareness, skill, and perseverance.  This training focuses primarily on the rules and regulations governing access to public and subsidized housing programs.  The training examines issues that advocates need to understand when helping poor individuals and families find housing.  Using a combination of lecture, case study, and small group discussion, the faculty introduces participants to every stage of the subsidized housing application process.

Click on the flyer for more information and registration details.