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WEBINAR- Using SHIP to Address Homelessness
May 5, 2020 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In the effort to make homelessness rare, brief, and one time, all levels of government and local communities are encouraged to act on strategies that expand the supply of, and increase access to, rental housing subsidies and other affordable housing options. To support this effort, SHIP may provide up to a year of rent subsidies for very low-income applicants who are homeless. This webinar showcases SHIP jurisdictions that have aligned with the federal plan by implementing a rapid re-housing SHIP strategy in coordination with their Homeless Continuum of Care agencies and other community partners. Presenters will compare and contrast rent assistance programs for applicants who are homeless. In reviewing how to form successful homeless-related regional partnerships, this webinar will examine cross-system collaborations between SHIP offices and Homeless Continuums of Care that resulted in pooling SHIP funds, thus increasing housing resources within the homeless system. Participants will learn to identify support beyond the initial SHIP investment and address the logistics of layering several sources of subsidy to create the most positive impact for their community. This training is recommended for SHIP Administrators, local government staff working with SHIP, Homeless Continuum of Care lead agencies, and homeless service providers.