One of the most time-consuming processes in housing a client can be getting them document ready. This webinar focuses on tips to expedite the process of getting the forms in order, from disability verification to housing history for chronic clients, as well as what each kind of program requires and how to lower the barriers to advocate for your client. This webinar includes important updates from the Department of Housing, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Balance of State.
Getting clients document ready is part of the Zero:2016 initiative to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016. Chronic homeless client can pose some of the most difficult challenges in getting disability verification, verification of chronicity, and other barriers. This training helps to address these challenges and help to get navigate the path to documentation.
Department of Housing and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services funded agencies are strongly encouraged to have front line and management staff view the recorded webinar or attend an in-person training. Click here to check for upcoming trainings or view the recorded webinar below.
Webinar on Accelerating the Pace: Moving your Clients into Housing
Click here for Brief Tutorial on Completing the Documentation for Chronic Homeless Clients
Click here to View full Live Recording
Sarah Fox, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
Kara Capobianco, Department of Housing
Leigh Church-Shields, Department of Housing
Alice Minervino, CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Servicess
Beau Anderson, Department of Housing
HUD: Flowchart on HUD’s Definition of Chronic Homelessness
HUD: Sample Chronic Homelessness Documentation Checklist
When to Administer the VI-SPDAT
HMIS Process: Accessing the Client Face Sheet
HMIS Process: Upload Documents
Disability Verification for Chronic Homelessness
Connecticut Balance of State Continuum of Care Eligibility Verification Resources
Zero: 2016, 90 in 90 Challenge
Quick Reference Guide to the HUD Definition of Chronic Homeless