Housing Navigator 5-Week Course

    May 01, 2018 9:00 AM to May 31, 2018 3:00 PM
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    In-Person & Via GotoWebinar
    IN-PERSON: 240 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 506
    Albany, NY 12203
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    The Spring 2018 Course Schedule is below.

    Commitment: Students will be expected to participate in all sessions. After a one-hour introductory webinar there will be an opening two-day in-person session in Albany. This will be followed by a series of six 1-hour webinars. The course will conclude with a second two-day in-person session in Albany. Reading assigments and feedback papers will be assigned throughout the course.

    DATE
    LOCATION
    TIME
    May 1, 2018
    Webinar: Orientation
    10:00AM-11:00AM
    May 3, 2018
    In-Person: New York Alliance Office
    10:00AM-5:00PM
    May 4, 2018
    In-Person: New York Alliance Office
    8:00AM-3:00PM
    May 9, 2018
    Webinar
    10:00AM-11:00AM
    May 11, 2018
    Webinar
    10:00AM-11:00AM
    May 16, 2018
    Webinar
    10:00AM-11:00AM
    May 18, 2018
    Webinar
    10:00AM-11:00AM
    May 23, 2018
    Webinar
    10:00AM-11:00AM
    May 25, 2018
    Webinar
    10:00AM-11:00AM
    May 30, 2018
    In-Person: New York Alliance Office
    10:00AM-5:00PM
    May 31, 2018
    In-Person: New York Alliance Office
    8:00AM-3:00PM


    Please note: all in-person meetings will take place at the New York Alliance Office at 240 Washington Avenue Ext, Suite 506, Albany, NY 12203. Click Here for Driving and Parking Directions for In-Person Meetings

    The course is restricted to 30 students. Registration will fill up fast!
    Cost for the course is as follows:
    New York Alliance Member: $800
    Non-Member: $1,200

    QUESTIONS OR SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS?
    Please contact Carol Napierski, Senior Director of Innovation at 518-407-5563 or email her at cnapierski@nyalliance.org

    About the Course:

    The New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation Housing Navigator Course was developed in 2015 through the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) grant. The 30 plus hour course provided relevant education and resources to assist a Housing Navigator in supporting a person with I/DD in creating housing options. New York Alliance's Center for Innovation & Learning will once again deliver the course in May of 2018.

    Students will learn how housing is funded, developed and sustained. They will understand how to base the housing process on the needs of the individual, their social capital, their assets and income and their choices and options. They will design an individual's housing plan. At the conclusion of the course, they will be qualified to create housing opportunities for individuals and to develop agency capacity for more housing options. 

    New York is facing a housing crisis for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD); housing costs are high, housing is scarce, and our I/DD system is undergoing significant change. Supporting people to find housing opportunities can be challenging with today's evolving systems and leaner budgets. Agency housing professionals may have limited knowledge of housing systems, eligibilities, entitlements and the opportunities afforded through housing networks.