HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) and Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH), are pleased to announce the availability of a recently recorded ‘Hear from your Peers’ webinar focused on strategies for forging community-wide linkages that help assure access and continuity of housing, needed healthcare and support services, and employment opportunities for people experiencing housing instability, homelessness, and chronic homelessness.
You can listen to peer leaders offering firsthand knowledge on how two innovative agencies - one rural and the other urban - have developed internal systems and external partnerships to assist homeless and at-risk clients with effectively accessing the housing, supportive services and healthcare resources the need. Discussants provide real-life stories of how they assess and approach the barriers and opportunities inherent in creating cross-system linkages. The webinar can be viewed on the HUD Exchange Course Page: A ‘Hear from Your Peers’ Webinar - Successful Housing and Healthcare Integration Strategies.
Roula K. Sweis, M.A., Psy.D., Supervisory Program Advisor, HUD’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, Community Planning and Development - Opening Remarks
Leslie Tallyn, M.A., Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Central City Concern, Portland, OR
Christopher Molinelli, CEO, HONOR, Middletown, NY
Participants will learn:
- How a one-stop center in an urban setting and a multi-faceted agency serving both small city and rural communities integrate their offerings with mainstream and targeted resources to assure seamless service delivery for a wide range of eligible participants.
- Successful strategies for creating and sustaining Housing First permanent supportive housing in both single-site and scattered-site locations.
- Effective methods for forging long-term linkages between federally qualified health centers, healthcare for the homeless providers, managed care organizations and the multiple case management and housing organizations that are associated with their respective homeless continuums of care.
- The demonstrated positive impact that having staff dedicated to forging and maintaining these linkages at the client, provider and system levels is having in two very contrasting communities.
This webinar is part of a series of webinars being developed through HUD's Healthcare and Housing (H²) TA initiative. Sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List to learn about future webinars.