Engaged and Informed: Keys to Successful Landlord Engagement and Eviction Prevention in Rural Communities
Market rate units are getting harder to secure for vulnerable clients. This workshop will be tailored to service providers, advocates, and housing locators who are interacting with landlords, both making the sell and sustaining units when relationships are challenged. Participants will practice interactions with landlords, including presentations to landlord groups, to ensure messaging is strong, ingrained in the pitch, and framed effectively to get landlords to say yes and house your clients.
Coordinated Entry: Best Practices to Plan and Implement a Rural Coordinated Entry System
In January 2018, The federal government established a coordinated entry system (CES). Many rural communities are struggling with how to plan and implement a CES across a wide geographic area with few service providers. This workshop will guide communities through the initial 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.