Reducing Barriers to Affordable Housing for Homeless Applicants: Implementing a Homeless Preference (Webinar Training)
Housing organizations intend to serve people with the fewest options, but our long waiting lists, background checks, and complicated application processes fall especially hard on homeless applicants. This Brown Bag explores policy innovations such as HUD’s Opening Doors pilot, in which owners voluntarily adopt preferences for homeless applicants. SAHA requested and received HUD approval to establish a preference for homeless applicants in some subsidized units, opening housing resources to Alameda County’s Whole Person Care pilot, and Homeless Coordinated Entry System. Panelists will also discuss how to reduce barriers to homeless applicants through resident selection policies that ‘screen in’ rather than ‘screen out’ vulnerable populations.
Convener: Chris Hess, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)
Thursday, February 26 | 12pm – 1:30pm
This Brown Bag training will be hosted as a webinar. NPH will email the webinar link before the training date.
REGISTRATION AND REFUND INFORMATION
Registration will close end of day on Thursday, February 21.
Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Thursday, February 21.
Registrants canceling their registration on or before Tuesday, February 21 will receive a full refund. NPH may consider refunds for extenuating circumstances. Refund requests submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed and will be reviewed on an individual basis. To submit a refund request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.