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CoC Provider Trainings

Sacramento Steps Forward aims to support the continued training and professional development of homelessness-focused providers in Sacramento County. Browse below upcoming and recent training opportunities, as well as other training resources!

Upcoming Trainings

Child Tax Credit Navigator Training
Date & Time: Friday, September 24 at 9:00 am 

Session Description:

The HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the White House are hosting a 1-hour training to help the Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program grantees, and other service providers working with eligible families learn how to enroll in the new Child Tax Credit. It will include a walkthrough of the Non-Filer Portal. 

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Shelters & COVID-19 – Info Session with SCPH
Date & Time: Friday, September 24 at 1:00 pm 

Session Description:

This is an invitation to an optional information session with Sacramento County Public Health around shelters and COVID-19. There will be time for dialogue and questions.

In this meeting SCPH will be covering:
• COVID-19 prevention
• Infection Control
• Testing
• Vaccination and Boosters
• Outbreaks
• Project Roomkey
• Alternative options

Zoom Link 
Meeting ID: 874 9312 3691
Passcode: 463010
One Tap: +16699006833,,87493123691#,,,,*463010# US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcWBiyyx9d

HOME-ARP Notice Webinar: Notice CPD-21-10, Qualifying Populations, and Allocation Plan Requirements
Date & Time: Monday, September 27 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session Description:

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion through the HOME Program to the 651 State and local Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) that qualified for FY 2021 HOME funds. In collaboration with other community stakeholders, PJs can use the funding to make targeted, strategic investments in housing and other assistance for people experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations.

This webinar provides PJs and their partners with a general overview of the HOME-ARP Implementation Notice (Notice CPD-21-10), reviews the HOME-ARP Qualifying Populations, and explains the requirements for developing the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.

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Housing Counseling Webinar: How Agencies Can Help Clients Leverage the Child Tax Credit
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 28 at 10:00 – 11:00 am

Session Description:

Many families are struggling financially and the Child Tax Credit is an opportunity to help them cover their expenses, especially as kids return to school. HUD is engaging with the Treasury and the White House to help enroll eligible families in the Child Tax Credit, with a particular focus on families that may not usually file taxes and may be in need of financial support.

The webinar will provide housing counseling agencies with an overview of the Child Tax Credit and walk through the enrollment portal to help clients enroll in this historic Child Tax Credit. Experts estimate the new Child Tax Credit has the potential to cut child poverty in half. It provides the largest child tax credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever.

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HCV Utilization Best Practices Webinar Series: Strategies to Maximize Use of SPVs
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 28 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Session Description:

This webinar provides information to help public housing authorities (PHAs) set expectations for prioritizing Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) leasing and relative funding to best meet Special Purpose Voucher (SPV) goals with an emphasis on Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher utilization. It includes topics such as How to Prioritize SPV programs in the Voucher Issuance Process, New Award Funding, Recurring Award, Managing Waiting Lists, and more.

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HOME-ARP Notice Webinar: Preferences, Referral Methods, and Rental Housing Requirements
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 29 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session Description:

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion through the HOME Program to the 651 State and local Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) that qualified for FY 2021 HOME funds. In collaboration with other community stakeholders, PJs can use the funding to make targeted, strategic investments in housing and other assistance for people experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations.

This webinar provides PJs and their partners an overview of the requirements related to establishing preferences and selecting beneficiaries for HOME-ARP activities and explains the rules for using HOME-ARP rental housing activities.

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HOME-ARP Notice Webinar: TBRA, Supportive Services, and Non-Congregate Shelter
Date & Time: Monday, October 4 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session Description:

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion through the HOME Program to the 651 State and local Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) that qualified for FY 2021 HOME funds. In collaboration with other community stakeholders, PJs can use the funding to make targeted, strategic investments in housing and other assistance for people experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations.

This webinar provides training to PJs and their partners on the HOME-ARP rules applicable to Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), supportive services, and non-congregate shelter (NCS).

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HOME-ARP Notice Webinar: Program Administration and Nonprofit Operating Expenses
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 6 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session Description:

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion through the HOME Program to the 651 State and local Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) that qualified for FY 2021 HOME funds. In collaboration with other community stakeholders, PJs can use the funding to make targeted, strategic investments in housing and other assistance for people experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations.

This webinar provides an overview of eligible HOME-ARP administration and planning costs, PJ oversight responsibilities, grants management, financial management, Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), and reporting. It also reviews using HOME-ARP funds to pay the operating expenses of Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and other nonprofit organizations that will carry out activities with HOME-ARP funds.

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NFHTA Forum | Combating Housing-Related Harassment and Hate Crimes Against the AANHPI Community
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 20 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Session Description:

Join the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) in a conversation focusing on fair housing tools to combat housing-related harassment and hate crimes against the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a host of acts of harassment and violence against the AANHPI community. Many of these acts have occurred in a housing setting and represent potential violations of the Fair Housing Act. This forum will provide information about the recent nature and extent of harassment and violence against the AANHPI community; outline the potential mental health consequences of such actions; specify how harassment and hate crimes may violate fair housing laws; and provide strategies and tools that fair housing practitioners and attorneys can utilize to investigate and combat harassment and hate crimes against the AANHPI community.

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Stay tuned for more training opportunities!

Recent Trainings

Intersectional Approaches for Serving Homeless Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Survivors

Date & Time: Friday, August 20 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Featured Guests

  • Jaime Gerigk, MSW – WEAVE
  • Kaitlyn DiCicco, MSW, PPSC – 3 Strands Global Foundation
  • Kristie Kiefer, BSW – Community Against Sexual Harm
  • Rodger Freeman – International Rescue Committee
  • Terri Galvan, MPP – Community Against Sexual Harm

Session Description:

In this 3-hour training session, we discuss the status of these persisting public health issues in Sacramento County, who they are impacting the most and why, and how we can improve resources and support based on the data. We explore the best ways in which providers can work with people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence or have survived human trafficking. We also examine the intersectionality of these community-level issues and share recommended resources for which providers should connect this population..

We’d appreciate it if you can also please complete this short survey to help inform future trainings. Thank you!

 

 

Fair Housing: Policies that Protect the Housing Safety and Rights of Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Date & Time: Friday, July 23, 2021 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Featured Guest:

  • Ryan Reyes – Project Sentinel

Session Description:

This 3-hour training guides housing providers and individuals serving the homeless community through the policies aimed at protecting the housing safety and rights of this vulnerable population. You will gain more knowledge around accommodations for persons with disabilities and persons with service and companion animals, regulations that protect families with children, and immigrant-related protections, and more!

Mitigating COVID-19 and Promoting Community Wellness at Encampments and Shelters 

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10:00 – 11:00 am

Featured Guests:

  • Dr. Kawanaa Carter – Infinite Giving
  • Diana Moua – Hmong Youth & Parents United

Session Description:

A 1-hour overview of COVID-19 mitigation basics based on the latest state of Sacramento County and discussion of recommended actions for minimizing risks for PEH and individuals serving PEH, as well as strategies for navigating potential barriers in our forward progress to be a safe, healthy, and prepared community. 

Providing Trauma-Informed Support in the COVID-19 Era for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Date & Time: Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Featured Guests:

  • Christie Gonzales, MPA – WellSpace Health
  • Gwendolyn Jenkins, ADN, RN – WellSpace Health
  • Janelle Surrey-Miller, AMFT – Hope Cooperative
  • Monica Rocha-Wyatt, LMFT – Department of Health Services

Session Description:

This 1-hour discussion brings together local experts to discuss how we can help our homeless communities navigate the COVID vaccination decision-making process using a trauma-informed lens. We will also explore opportunities for our community to improve PEH’s access to health and social resources, how we can support individuals serving our vulnerable populations, and more.

Additional Trainings

Supplemental Security Income

Social Security Administration (SSA) is working to improve communications with our community and is seeking organizations that may be able to assist in taking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims for clients served. Contact us if you are interested and have the capacity to help reach people facing barriers as the SSA can provide SSI trainings and workshops to support your efforts. We also encourage you to increase awareness about the available programs, services, and resources below.

Resources:

Contact Kathreen Daria at kdaria@sacstepsforward.org for questions or suggestions regarding our provider trainings.

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