How CILs Can (and Should!) Support Consumers Experiencing Homelessness (1.5 Hours)

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About the training

People with disabilities experience homelessness at alarming rates. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports that among adults using shelters, 49% report having a disability. Of course, not all unhoused people use shelters and many disabilities go undisclosed, so the actual rates are likely significantly higher. The rate of disability is also much higher within certain groups, like unhoused veterans. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) must support people experiencing homelessness if they want to reach all of the people with disabilities in their community. Virtually every CIL has served someone experiencing or at risk of homelessness, but join us on June 30th to hear from two CILs who have made concerted efforts to meet unhoused consumers where they are and provide housing and other IL supports. 

This is a critical conversation and our panelists have excellent real-world resources and solutions they share.

Target Audience: Staff and board members of Centers for Independent Living. 

What You Will Learn

  • Creative approaches that educate communities to advocate against barriers for securing safe, accessible housing
  • Outreach strategies that inform and foster an atmosphere for collaboration among providers, governmental entities, the business community, and other stakeholders about available homeless prevention resources and services inclusive of consumers who are black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and who are multiply marginalized
  • Funding streams for homelessness prevention activities, including leveraging COVID-19 funding to support consumers without places to live

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