Upcoming Webinar: Key Strategies for Connecting People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI Benefits

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Key Strategies for Connecting People to SSI/SSDI Benefits
Thursday, May 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) can provide an important source of income for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical condition, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
In this webinar on Thursday, May 19, speakers from SSA, SAMSHA, VA, PRA, Inc.'s SOAR TA Center, and USICH will present a set of strategies for connecting people experiencing homelessness to SSI and SSDI benefits by improving practices and collaboration among SSA field offices, VA Medical Center staff, organizations and agencies that provide services to people experiencing homelessness, and other community-based partners. 

Lindsay Knotts, USICH
ML Jordan, SSA
Jayme Marshall, SAMHSA
Jesse Vazzano, VA
Linda Southcott, VA
Kristin Lupfer, SOAR TA Center

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Registration is required to attend this webinar. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a URL link and audio instructions (computer or dial-in) for accessing the webinar during the scheduled time.

What happened with Tier 2 Continuum of Care funding?

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Overall, more people will be housed because of hud's Tier 2 funding
Last week, Continuums of Care found out how much money their communities would receive in the second “tier” of federal funding. For some it was cause for celebration, and for others, concern. What happened?
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resources you missed this week

Housing Access and Stability with SOAR

For individuals with disabilities, the integration of the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Acecss and Recovery (SOAR) model into Housing First programs ensures that individuals will both access and maintain their housing. Read the issue brief.

Privacy Guidance on Authority to Make Disclosures to Community Partners

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  released guidance regarding the legal authority to disclose veteran and demographic information to community partners who assist in serving veterans who are currently homeless or those with a prior episode of homelessness. Read the guidance.

Webinar: Transforming Homeless Services in West Virginia

Zach Brown, Executive Director of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, discusses the impact rapid re-housing has had on his community’s homeless population. Watch the webinar.
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The power of three in rapid re-housing
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