Expanding Housing Options in Your Community (1.5 Hrs)

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About the Training

Housing is such a persistent barrier to independence for so many people with disabilities. It often seems that no matter what we do to “find” housing, it just is not enough. Join us this September as we explore how Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) can be involved in expanding housing options. We will share the policies that impact housing choice, identify funding sources for housing, and suggest collaboration strategies and partners that could lead to new housing opportunities in your community. 

This is part of the Our Homes: Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing—An IL-NET Training and Resource Series offering on accessible, affordable, integrated housing.

Target Audience

Center for Independent Living staff, especially administrators, housing specialists, and advocates; it may also be of benefit to CIL board members, and staff and members of Statewide Independent Living Councils.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will learn:

  • Describe foundational public policies and options affecting housing choice.
  • Identify at least three major sources of financial assistance for housing.
  • Describe relevant Federal and State housing systems and the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized housing.
  • Identify effective collaboration, planning, and advocacy strategies with state agencies to expand housing resources for people with disabilities.

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