Homelessness 101: Housing First
October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Homelessness 101 is comprised of a series of 7 trainings covering basic content & best practices relevant and necessary for all people working in housing and homeless services. September-November 2023 will address all 7 topics. You do not have to attend them all or in any particular order.
Course Description: What does Housing First mean and why is it important to understand? In this training we will review the definition, history and importance of Housing First. We’ll explore what this practice means to participants, how we currently use Housing First in our work as well as housing options and how this connects to Coordinated Entry so you can best advocate for those you serve.
Presenter Bio: Brian K. Bozeman is the founder of Person Centered Housing Consultants, which has been serving unhoused or displaced individuals for nearly 20 years. Brian has extensive experience in emergency shelter services, housing navigation and support services, rapid rehousing, outreach, coordinated entry assessments, and staff management and leadership. He has worked with partners including Ramsey County, the City of St. Paul, Simpson Housing Services, Hennepin County Shelter Efficiency, and Coordinated Entry in the Metro Area.
How to register: Registration below is broken into Member & Non-Member. If you are unsure whether you are part of a member organization or would like more information about membership, please contact Michele. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be walked through payment process and receive an automated email confirming your payment and registration. If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice from MESH. Payment is expected prior to training date. Please contact Michele if scholarship help is needed. You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided. The Zoom link will be provided the day prior to the training. If you do not see the reminder email with the link – please check your spam/junk folder or email Michele right away.