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The Network is proud to host a variety of virtual workshops that are tailored to the specific needs of the supportive housing community. See our upcoming and past workshops below.

Upcoming Workshops

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Past Workshops

Uplifting Staff in Uncertain Times
 

 
COVID-19 has been unyielding in its impact and stress on staff of supportive housing agencies. Network members have found creative ways to foster a sense of community and joy in a time of isolation and anxiety. This panel featured providers discussing the ways in which they are supporting their staff and boosting morale during these uncertain times.

 

Resources: 
Click here to see Lantern's Vimeo channel and here to see photos from their Thanksgiving celebration.
Click here to see Urban Pathways' PD offerings and here to see the for their event.
Click here to see HSI's "Staying Connected While Being Apart" one pager.

Panelists:
Peggy Leggat, Director of Nutrition and Culinary Arts, Lantern Community Services
Tori Lyon, Chief Executive Officer, Jericho Project
Molly Mattimore, Deputy Executive Director, Housing and Services, Inc.
Kilara Soltanoff, Chief Compliance Officer, Urban Pathways

Moderator: Emily Levine, Program Associate, The Supportive Housing Network of New York

One Shot Deals Workshop
 


 
The Network, in partnership with Legal Services of New York, hosted a training on Emergency Assistance Grants, widely referred to as "One Shot Deals." This workshop discussed eligibility for One Shot Deals, including strategies on how to get applications approved, reviewed different foundations of public benefits advocacy, and applied what we've learned to real-life scenarios. 

Resources:
Click here to download a template the Network drafted for the letter of support from the provider.
Click here to find a PDF of Jack's slides from the presentation.
Click here to find a one pager from HRA on Emergency Rental Assistance Grants (One Shot Deals).

Presenter:
Jack Newton, Director, Public Benefits & LGBTQ Advocacy, Legal Services of New York (LSNY).

Improving Wi-Fi in Supportive Housing
 

 

The COVID-19 crisis required a huge shift in supportive housing service provision from in-person to virtual, a shift a number of providers were unable to accommodate due to lack of connectivity. The Network hosted a workshop on strategies to improve WiFi in residences with June Clarke, Director of IT at Urban Pathways. Clarke discussed how Urban Pathways retrofitted several of their residences and shelters to increase bandwidth and capacity for tenants and staff at relatively low cost.

Speaker:
June Clarke, Director of IT, Urban Pathways

Rent Stabilization and Scattered Site Supportive Housing – Part J on the Ground
 

 

The Supportive Housing Network of New York and the Legal Aid Society hosted an interactive training to learn about the rights of scattered site supportive housing providers and tenants under Part J of the Tenant Stabilization and Protection Act enacted in 2019.

Speaker:
Josh Goldfein, The Legal Aid Society

CAPS Redesign Presentation
 


The Network partnered with NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) to present updates on the new NYC Coordinated Assessment and Placement System (CAPS).

The PACT system is being redesigned to better incorporate the HUD requirements for Coordinated Entry. The new CAPS system will allow for many new functions for housing providers to receive electronic referrals for vacant units, for referring agencies to submit more complete supportive housing applications, and much more.

The CAPS redesign will be implemented in October 2020, and HRA would like all providers to preview the new enhancements to the system.

Speakers:
Craig Retchless, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, NYC Human Resources Administration
Robin Pagliuco, Director of Coordinated Entry, NYC Human Resources Administration

Parenting Journey & Integrating Self-Compassion as a Standard of Care 
 

 
The Network hosted a workshop with Parenting Journey on integrating self compassion as a standard of care. Parenting Journey helps parents and caregivers increase their confidence, capability, and resiliency as individuals and as parents. While their programs have always emphasized the importance of self-care to promote family well-being, they have re-examined their strategies and elevated self-compassion in their practices to reflect the needs of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Read more about the panel here
 

Doctors Without Borders: Supportive Housing & COVID-19
 

 
During COVID-19, the Network partnered with Doctors Without Borders (DWB) to work with supportive housing providers to offer advice on infection protection and control, isolation strategies, safety protocols for symptomatic tenants as well as through fielding other heath related questions.

Doctors Without Borders' Michelle Mays and Alaina Deans presented on both best practices as well as what they'd learned in their stay in New York City, specifically as it pertained to supportive housing. Read more about the panel here