The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

Emergency Assistance and Shelter Benefits: Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness

Date: 
09/23/2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
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Location: 
MCLE Conference Center 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street
Event type: 
Training

The program focuses on strategies to assist families experiencing homelessness in accessing and retaining shelter, short-term housing, and services from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCH).

Trainers provide an overview of the Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter and services program, including current restrictions on access to EA shelter. The training also includes advocacy tips regarding the range of issues facing families at-risk, or who are experiencing homelessness as they seek access to EA shelter and the HomeBASE program. The training includes an overview of the system, the application process, denials, terminations, shelter placements, and program requirements.

The training is for legal services advocated, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community activists who want to learn about the nuts-and-bolts of the EA system and the HomeBASE program.

Trainging materials include the most recent edition of the Emergency Assistance Advocacy Guide: A Guide to Emergency Shelter and Rehousing Services for Homless Families with Children in Massachusetts.

 

For more information or to register, go to MCLE's website, https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2190041P01. Note: When registering on MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee "Category" in the drop down menu. Click "Update" for adjusted course fee.


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