Housing Navigator Training Course - Winter 2020 Session

    January 15, 2020
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    In-Person & Via GotoWebinar
    240 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 506
    Albany, NY 12203

    NEW! This training now offers 36 Continuing Education Hours for Social Workers and LMHCs!

    The Winter 2020 Course Schedule is below. Please note - the in-person piece of this training will take place New York Alliance office at 240 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 506, Albany, NY 12203. 

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

    January 15, 2020
    Webinar 1
    Jarnuary 22, 2020
    Webinar 2 
    January 29, 2020
    January 30, 2020
    In-Person 8:00AM-3:00PM
    February 5, 2020
    Webinar 3
    February 12, 2020
    Webinar 4
    February 19, 2020
    Webinar 5
    February 26, 2020
    Webinar 6
    March 4, 2020
    Webinar 7
    March 11, 2020
    March 12, 2020

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

    Please contact Carol Napierski, Senior Director of Innovation at 518-407-5563 or email her at [email protected]

    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 36 hour course provides 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 2020!

    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.