Our staff will travel to your location or provide webinar workshops and training to help people with disabilities, along with their families, guardians, and professional supports, make a housing plan to get a home of their own.
Getting My Own Address Overview Presentation
Audience: As a person with a disability you may have some additional and different concerns and resources when you move out of your family home or to a new living arrangement. This presentation introduces how to make a housing plan based on your needs, choices and resources. Your family, guardian(s), friends and the professionals who support you are also welcome to attend – or you can send them without you.
This presentation is highly recommended as an introduction to the process for planning your housing. It includes:
- making housing goals using the Person-Centered Planning process and Self-Determination principles
- creating a housing budget, including private and public funding sources
- deciding what direct care and other supports are needed
- options for affordable housing through renting or buying
- finding a roommate to share housing costs and companionship
Two-hour PowerPoint presentation with time for questions and answers
A presentation can be scheduled by support groups, parent groups, intermediary school districts and other educational service organizations, non-profits, community mental health providers, special needs estate and financial planners, and others.
This is a prerequisite for the in-depth training series.
|On-site training with paper handouts||up to 50||$550 plus mileage & travel expenses|
|CHN-scheduled training with paper handouts||up to 50||$30 per person|
|Webinar with digital handouts||up to 50||$500|
|Webinar with digital handouts||10+||$25 per person|
Upcoming public Overview Presentations:
- Wednesday, May 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Overview presentations are held at our offices in Troy:
Community Housing Network
570 Kirts Blvd, Suite 231 (map)
Troy, MI 48084
Note: Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required 48 hours (two days) prior to the presentation. We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule the presentation if registrations fail to meet the minimum participation level. Refunds will be offered only for cancellations received more than 24 hours in advance of the presentation. If you must cancel within 24 hours we will apply your registration fee to attendance at a future presentation.
Through a grant by Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and supported by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Community Housing Network will give Getting My Own Address Overview presentations in Wayne County in 2017. Additional information can be found here.
Upcoming Wayne County Presentations:
- Thursday, June 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Living Services 35425 Michigan Ave. West, Wayne, MI 48184 (map). Register here.
- Wednesday, August 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Living Services 35425 Michigan Ave. West, Wayne, MI 48184 (map). Register here.
- Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m.-12 noon, The Children’s Center, 101 East Alexandrine, Detroit, MI 48201 (map). Register here.
For professional’s to earn CEU credit, please register here (in the training calendar).
Housing Planning for People with Disabilities: In-depth Training Series
Audience: For families, guardians and professionals seeking more detailed information and resources on housing planning for people with disabilities.
- Note to people with disabilities: You are very welcome to attend this presentation, since the plan is for you – especially if you are doing your own planning or you want more details. However, you may find the GMOA Overview Presentation (above) more helpful.
IN DEVELOPMENT – pilot training planned for Spring 2017. Please contact Linda Ronan Brown at the contact information on the right side of this page if you are interested in taking part in the pilot training.
Four two-hour modules will answer these questions:
- How do I start planning for interdependent housing?
- How do I pay for my housing and who will help me?
- Where do I want to live and who do I want to live with?
- How can I be successful in my housing?
Participants must take the GMOA Overview presentation before taking this training.
This four-module training can be scheduled and attended (in whole or in part) by support groups, parent groups, intermediary school districts and other educational service organizations, nonprofits, community mental health providers, special needs estate and financial planners, and others.
|Format||Participants||Cost per module||Four module series|
|On-site training with paper handouts||10+||$50 per person||$175 per person|
|On-site training with paper handouts||up to 50||$500||$1,750|
Housing Planning for People with Disabilities: Train the Trainer Workshop
Audience: The intended audience includes, but is not limited to, school transition coordinators, community mental health professionals, non-profit professionals who offer housing resources, professionals interested in creating a non-profit housing agency to help house people with disabilities, and others interested in providing expert housing planning assistance to people with disabilities.
IN DEVELOPMENT – launch is targeted for fall 2017.
Participants will be trained to become housing professionals. Participants will come from local communities across the United States. This will allow Individuals with disabilities to work with local housing professionals who know their state systems and community resources to develop and implement a customized housing plan.
If you would like to be notified when our Train the Trainer Workshops are ready to be scheduled, please contact Linda Ronan Brown at the contact information on the right side of this page.