Ending Homelessness: Innovative Housing Strategies

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About this module

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Description:

Homelessness is fundamentally related to insufficient income and lack of affordable housing. Rising rents, destruction of low-income housing, and cuts in federal housing programs exacerbate the problem. While people experiencing homelessness have multiple needs, their greatest need in order to end homelessness is housing. Having a home provides the foundation for people to stabilize their situation, access services as needed, and regain their lives. In this unit, you will learn how homelessness is created and maintained in our society, and about innovative housing programs that help end homelessness.

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Describe three human costs of not having a home
  • Explain the difference between the housing ready and Housing First approaches
  • List three effective strategies to help people retain their housing

Meet the authors:

Wayne Centrone, MD, is a primary care physician and public health expert. Dr. Centrone serves as a Subject Matter Expert at C4 for integrated care delivery, housing, homelessness, and behavioral health. Dr. Centrone has over 20 years of clinical, leadership and management experience in the homeless assistance network and community-based healthcare organizations. Dr. Centrone has worked as the lead administrator for a number of high-level activities through C4 technical assistance contracts with SAMHSA. In addition, Dr. Centrone has been the principal investigator or co-investigator for a number of projects focused on the complex needs of people experiencing homelessness or challenged by mental health and substance use conditions under funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Council of State Governments, Justice Center and the Department of Education, National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. Dr. Centrone creates and oversees the development of TA curriculum and products to assist SAMHSA grantees in implementing evidence-based practices. Prior to joining C4, Dr. Centrone was the medical director of an outreach program at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a senior level administrator at a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funded Community Health Center. In addition to his work domestically, Dr. Centrone is the Executive Director of Health Bridges International, Inc. And works extensively in global health and social outreach – spending time internationally helping to develop and promote public health and primary care programs and projects for youth, young adults, and underserved communities.  

Ken Kraybill, MSW, has worked in healthcare, behavioral health, homelessness, and housing for more than 35 years. He has 18 years of experience working as a behavioral health practitioner in homeless services. For the past two decades, he has been developing curricula and facilitating in-person and online training nationally on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, outreach and engagement, case management, critical time intervention, and supervision. 

Module facts: 

  • Subject: Housing strategies
  • Length: Most can complete in 1 hour
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
    • Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and be quizzed on the knowledge they learn afterwards 
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless services, innovative housing strategies, housing services, ending homelessness
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this module once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value. 

Accommodations:

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Grievances:

If you would like to report a complaint, please email C4's Senior Trainer Ken Kraybill or Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at training@c4innovates.com

Related resources

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part One
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 1
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Two
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 2
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Three
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 3
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Feedback

About this module

System Technology Requirements

Please ensure your viewing device complies with the following recommendation:

  • Must be on a device that allows you to view MP4 files
  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

Description:

Homelessness is fundamentally related to insufficient income and lack of affordable housing. Rising rents, destruction of low-income housing, and cuts in federal housing programs exacerbate the problem. While people experiencing homelessness have multiple needs, their greatest need in order to end homelessness is housing. Having a home provides the foundation for people to stabilize their situation, access services as needed, and regain their lives. In this unit, you will learn how homelessness is created and maintained in our society, and about innovative housing programs that help end homelessness.

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Describe three human costs of not having a home
  • Explain the difference between the housing ready and Housing First approaches
  • List three effective strategies to help people retain their housing

Meet the authors:

Wayne Centrone, MD, is a primary care physician and public health expert. Dr. Centrone serves as a Subject Matter Expert at C4 for integrated care delivery, housing, homelessness, and behavioral health. Dr. Centrone has over 20 years of clinical, leadership and management experience in the homeless assistance network and community-based healthcare organizations. Dr. Centrone has worked as the lead administrator for a number of high-level activities through C4 technical assistance contracts with SAMHSA. In addition, Dr. Centrone has been the principal investigator or co-investigator for a number of projects focused on the complex needs of people experiencing homelessness or challenged by mental health and substance use conditions under funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Council of State Governments, Justice Center and the Department of Education, National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. Dr. Centrone creates and oversees the development of TA curriculum and products to assist SAMHSA grantees in implementing evidence-based practices. Prior to joining C4, Dr. Centrone was the medical director of an outreach program at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a senior level administrator at a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funded Community Health Center. In addition to his work domestically, Dr. Centrone is the Executive Director of Health Bridges International, Inc. And works extensively in global health and social outreach – spending time internationally helping to develop and promote public health and primary care programs and projects for youth, young adults, and underserved communities.  

Ken Kraybill, MSW, has worked in healthcare, behavioral health, homelessness, and housing for more than 35 years. He has 18 years of experience working as a behavioral health practitioner in homeless services. For the past two decades, he has been developing curricula and facilitating in-person and online training nationally on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, outreach and engagement, case management, critical time intervention, and supervision. 

Module facts: 

  • Subject: Housing strategies
  • Length: Most can complete in 1 hour
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
    • Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and be quizzed on the knowledge they learn afterwards 
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: homelessness, homeless services, innovative housing strategies, housing services, ending homelessness
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this module once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value. 

Accommodations:

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Grievances:

If you would like to report a complaint, please email C4's Senior Trainer Ken Kraybill or Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at training@c4innovates.com

Related resources

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part One
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 1
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Two
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 2
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Part Three
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Quiz 3
  • Innovative Housing Strategies: Feedback