Start Date: 6/29/2023 2:30 PM EDT
End Date: 6/29/2023 3:30 PM EDT
Event Website: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7uo6HAP7Sj2864591eFA_A#/registration
Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC)
Based on point-in-time counts conducted in January 2017, it is estimated that nearly a quarter of individuals experiencing homelessness were people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports that over a million more households led by a person with a disability under age 62 are classified as having worst case housing needs--meaning they are either paying more than half of their income in rent or live in severely inadequate housing, or both--placing them at risk of homelessness. The number of Americans 65 or older experiencing homelessness is anticipated to grow from 40,000 today to 106,000 by 2030. Beyond securing housing that is affordable and adequate, many older adults and people with disabilities also need access to services and supports—including assistive technology—that meet their individual needs and preferences.
This webinar will highlight the benefits of partnerships between Centers for Independent Living (CILs), statewide Assistive Technology (AT) Act programs, and Continuums of Care programs in the development and implementation of ongoing strategies to address homelessness.
Webinar participants will: