TRAINING: Person-Centered Housing Plans, Fair Housing Law, Home Accessibility & Overcoming Barriers
August 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Session 3: This training session will educate participants providing Housing Support Services on creating Person-Centered housing plans and on Fair Housing and other laws protecting people with disabilities in housing. Participants will learn to develop housing plans that honor the choices and needs of individuals and strategies to overcome housing barriers including overcoming opposition from family and providers. Participants will learn housing accessibility requirements and assist individuals in determining accessibility needs. They will be able to assist individuals with assessing the need for home accessibility features and on obtaining reasonable accommodations and modifications.
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.