Many individuals with mental health or substance use issues are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or housed in environments unsuitable for recovery. The Overcoming Barriers to Housing webinar series, produced by SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN), will provide guidance on helping individuals who are homeless overcome common barriers to accessing safe and affordable permanent housing.
The first webinar in the series, Addressing Circumstances from the Past, will provide attendees with an understanding of the housing barriers faced by people experiencing homelessness who have a history of criminal justice involvement, less then honorable discharge from the military, or spotty rental history, including evictions and utility arrears, and it will also provide guidance on helping these individuals and families access permanent housing.
Addressing Cirumstances from the Past will take place
Thursday, March 16 from 2:00 - 3:30pm ET.
This webinar will include presentations from representatives of the Legal Action Center and from Friendship Place, a homeless and housing service provider based in Washington, D.C.
Additional webinars in the Overcoming Barriers to Housing Spotlight Series include the following:
- March 30: Understanding Housing Programs and the Fair Housing Act
- April 13: Income Supports for People Experiencing Homelessness
- May 4: Landlord Identification and Engagement
- May 25: Move-in Supports and Housing Stabilization