Advancing Supportive Housing for Adults with IDD

CSH is pleased to announce our 2015 training seminars geared towards self-advocates, families, community champions, and development teams including developers and service providers. We hosted a webinar twice on July 14th to review all of the upcoming training sessions available to you.  If you missed this or if you are willing to share it with others, please click on either link below.

Click here to view the webinar from July 14th at 12:30pm

Click here to view the webinar from July 14th at 7:00pm

For Self-Advocates

CSH will host two training sessions, one in Chicago and one in Springfield, for people who are interested in living in their own home with an appropriate array of supportive services and peers interested in learning more about supportive housing. These highly interactive sessions will include as homework  recruiting additional self-advocates to discuss supportive housing with peers and learn more about what housing and support interests are represented in their home town. Sessions will take place in late September, and will include self-advocates as lead trainers. Please e-mail stephanie.sideman@csh.org for more information.

For Families and Community Champions

In order to invest in the driving force of change within the IDD community, CSH plans to offer training sessions in September for family members who would like to learn more about supportive housing and how to influence policy changes that will create new housing solutions.  Recognizing that family members and self-advocates know best about what is needed for adults to live successfully in their own apartment in the community, we wish to arm family members with knowledge about financing supportive housing, coordinating services, and key policy changes needed to bring supportive housing to scale in your local community. This is about understanding and insisting upon real action and change in your own local community. For more information, please e-mail john.fallon@csh.org.

For Developers and Service Providers

Panthers FinaleCSH: The Source for Housing Solutions, in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD), is excited to announce the 2015 Supportive Housing Institute in Joliet and Springfield.  The 2015 Supportive Housing Institute will focus on the creation of integrated housing settings that meet the needs of adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities. This series will help development teams learn how to navigate the complex process of developing housing with support services and this training series is expected to reduce the time it takes to obtain funding by improving the planning and application process.  Consideration will be given to integrated housing with up to 25% of the housing set aside for supportive housing and small scale multi-family apartments.

The 2015 Institute provides targeted training and technical assistance to both new and experienced development teams.  Teams receive over 50 hours of training including individualized technical assistance and resources to assist in completing their project.  In addition, experts from across the state, including staff and national partners provide insight on property management, financing, and building design. Special emphasis will be given to accessing Section 811 and the Statewide Referral Network.  

Please click here to view the application.

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