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TRAINING: Housing Search, Leasing, Working with Housing Providers & Strategies for Successful Tenancy
August 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Session 4: This training session will educate participants providing Housing Support Services on leasing and tenancy, the importance of tenant training, working with landlords, developers, and property managers and overcoming opposition from housing providers. Participants will be able to educate individuals on the leasing process and assist with housing search. They will be able to provide housing retention strategies to individuals and assist them to maintain lease compliance and positive relationships with property managers.
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.