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CIL-NET & SILC-NET Present… A National Teleconference & Webinar: Expanding Housing Options in Your Community

This webinar is part of Our Homes: IL-NET’s series of trainings and resources on accessible, affordable, integrated housing for CILs & SILCs.

September 20, 2018; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF)

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETHousing is such a persistent barrier to independence for so many people with disabilities. It often seems that no matter what we do to “find” housing, it just is not enough. Join us this September as we explore how Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) can be involved in expanding housing options. We will share the policies that impact housing choice, identify funding sources for housing, and suggest collaboration strategies and partners that could lead to new housing opportunities in your community.

This is the first of a series of trainings and resources that IL-NET will be offering on accessible, affordable, integrated housing. Don’t miss this kick-off event!

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone. 

Target Audience

  • Center for Independent Living staff, especially administrators, housing specialists, and advocates; it may also be of benefit to CIL board members, and staff and members of Statewide Independent Living Councils.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to:

  • Describe foundational public policies and options affecting housing choice.
  • Identify at least three major sources of financial assistance for housing.
  • Describe relevant Federal and State housing systems and the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized housing.
  • Identify effective collaboration, planning, and advocacy strategies with state agencies to expand housing resources for people with disabilities.

Meet Your Presenters

Ann Denton is an expert on affordable housing with more than 40 years of experience assisting organizations, communities, states and federal agencies on the design and implementation of housing programs. An expert in systems and program operations, Ms. Denton helps providers create successful efforts, linking people with disabilities to the resources needed to find, choose, and keep housing. Ms. Denton also works with advocates and other key players on needed policy improvements and resource allocations that streamline access to existing housing in communities and expand affordable housing resources. Ms. Denton is the former director of the Homeless and Housing Resource Network, a training and technical assistance center funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2011 – 2016) and is the co-author of Choose, Get, Keep – Integrated Community Housing, a publication of Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU).

The IL-NET is a national training and technical assistance project for centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils. The IL-NET is operated by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), and Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities.

The IL-NET is supported by grant numbers 90ILTA0001 and 90ISTA0001 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.