Housing First: A Model for Transitional Housing, MSH-TA Webinar Series

The Housing First model has been shown to be a highly effective approach to achieving permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals with serious mental illness and chemical dependency. Based on the presumption that helping people obtain stable housing before addressing other concerns makes dealing with these other issues easier, and the evidence has strongly supports this claim. Components of the model that themselves toward achieving similar goals for homeless domestic violence survivors, survivors of sexual assault, and their children. Webinar participants will explore what housing first is and how it can serve as a strong model to providing transitional housing for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking within their tribe.

Virtual Training – Housing and Advocate Response Teams (HART): Partnerships Beyond Basic Housing, Red Wind Consulting

Two top concerns for survivors of domestic violence are safe housing and economic resources to maintain safety. Advocates are consistently seeking safe housing options for survivors, and housing authorities are looking for ways to build in programming to enhance family stability. How can Tribal advocates and Tribal housing authorities build a collaborative team in order to address these top concerns? This 3-day virtual conference will provide guidance on how a housing multi- disciplinary team can work together, through crisis and long-term responses, to fill Tribal housing gaps.

Systems Advocacy Responses for Housing Q & A Session: Red Wind Consulting

A follow-up Q&A session for April 8th’s webinar on Systems Advocacy Responses for Housing: Advocates struggle with a lack of available and affordable housing in tribal communities, while survivors face barriers getting their housing applications approved. Federal funds have just been released to tribes and tribal housing authorities to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. These funds can be used for system-level changes, including tribal housing development and improvements. Covid-19 and “stay at home” orders have created additional dangers for victims and increased the need for safe housing to flee from violence. This webinar brainstormed ideas, and gave specific examples from other tribal communities. Also covered were approaches for educating and advocating for short and long-term system responses to meet the needs of survivors, as well as new resources, tools, and ongoing technical assistance available to make these system level changes realistically manageable.

Systems Advocacy Responses for Housing Webinar: Red Wind Consulting

Advocates struggle with a lack of available and affordable housing in tribal communities, while survivors face barriers getting their housing applications approved. Federal funds have just been released to tribes and tribal housing authorities to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. These funds can be used for system-level changes, including tribal housing development and improvements. We know that Covid-19 and “stay at home” orders have created additional dangers for victims and increased the need for safe housing to flee from violence. This webinar will help brainstorm ideas, and give specific examples from other tribal communities. Presenters will review approaches for educating and advocating for short and long-term system responses to meet the needs of survivors. You’ll hear about new resources, tools, and ongoing technical assistance available to make these system level changes realistically manageable.