TRAINING: Affordable Housing Basics, Strategies for Affordable Renting & Homeownership
August 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Session 1: This training session will educate employees providing Housing Support Services on affordable housing basics, affordable rental programs, and homeownership programs. Participants will be prepared to assist individuals to overcome affordability challenges and connect them with the appropriate rental program. Participants will be able to educate individuals on the impact of homeownership and assist them in making informed decisions about their housing selection.
MIH is offering virtual DDA-approved and Waiver-required training in Housing Support Services, provided by national housing expert Diane Dressler, Senior Associate at Community Life Resources. She has over 40 years of experience working with people with disabilities, including 20 years of experience in creating affordable and accessible housing opportunities. She served as DDA’s Statewide Training Coordinator and Housing Specialist for 11 years.
This comprehensive and uniquely tailored program gives Housing Support Services workers the knowledge and credentials stipulated by DDA to help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities obtain and maintain accessible and affordable housing of their choice. Participants in this cohort will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of their training.