Ending Homelessness: Innovative Housing Strategies

Ending Homelessness: Innovative Housing Strategies

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Description:

Homelessness is fundamentally related to insufficient income and lack of affordable housing. Rising rents, destruction of low-income housing, and cuts in federal housing programs exacerbate the problem. While people experiencing homelessness have multiple needs, their greatest need in order to end homelessness is housing. Having a home provides the foundation for people to stabilize their situation, access services as needed, and regain their lives. In this unit, you will learn how homelessness is created and maintained in our society, and about innovative housing programs that help end homelessness.

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Describe three human costs of not having a home
  • Explain the difference between the housing ready and Housing First approaches
  • List three effective strategies to help people retain their housing

Meet the authors:

  • Wayne Centrone
  • Ken Kraybill

Module facts: 

  • Estimated length: 1.5 hours
  • Subject: Housing strategies
  • CE credit: 1 hour
  • Course type: Self-paced module
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless services, innovative housing strategies, housing services, ending homelessness

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part One
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 1
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Two
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 2
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Three
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 3
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Feedback

About this module

Viewing this module:

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  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

Description:

Homelessness is fundamentally related to insufficient income and lack of affordable housing. Rising rents, destruction of low-income housing, and cuts in federal housing programs exacerbate the problem. While people experiencing homelessness have multiple needs, their greatest need in order to end homelessness is housing. Having a home provides the foundation for people to stabilize their situation, access services as needed, and regain their lives. In this unit, you will learn how homelessness is created and maintained in our society, and about innovative housing programs that help end homelessness.

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Describe three human costs of not having a home
  • Explain the difference between the housing ready and Housing First approaches
  • List three effective strategies to help people retain their housing

Meet the authors:

  • Wayne Centrone
  • Ken Kraybill

Module facts: 

  • Estimated length: 1.5 hours
  • Subject: Housing strategies
  • CE credit: 1 hour
  • Course type: Self-paced module
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless services, innovative housing strategies, housing services, ending homelessness

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part One
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 1
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Two
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 2
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Three
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 3
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Feedback