This is a substantive, skills-based training on the disability rights of homeless or housing insecure people with disabilities applying for housing and services through county coordinated entry systems (CES).
Date training recorded: May 2, 2019
Trainer(s): Sydney Pickern, Natasha Reyes, Melissa Morris
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), Disability Rights California (DRC), Public Interest Law Project (PILP)


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This is a substantive, skills-based training on the disability rights of homeless or housing insecure people with disabilities applying for housing and services through county coordinated entry systems (CES). CESs are required for jurisdictions that accept certain federal homelessness assistance funding and they operate to help communities assess and prioritize people who are most in need of assistance for referrals, services, and housing resources. Similar to the public benefits context, due to the high incidence of disability among this population, it is helpful for advocates to understand what to look for in the operation of their local CES process, the types of reasonable accommodations requests that their clients may need, and how to request them. This training will address the intersection of CES with the criminalization of homelessness, access to shelter, and other legal issues, and will be valuable to any advocates whose clients are homeless or housing-insecure. Sydney Pickern has trained on this topic at a UC Berkeley Law School class in the spring of 2018 and was also a presenter at the 2017 LAAC Travel Training on reasonable accommodations in housing. Melissa Morris has over thirteen years’ experience in fair housing and disability rights advocacy, and has provided trainings to tenants, advocates, local government staff, and housing and homeless service providers on reasonable accommodations under state and federal law. This training would be eligible for EOB MCLE credit.

Hosted by LAAC

Presented By: Sydney Pickern (DREDF), Natasha Reyes (Disability Rights California) and Melissa Morris (Public Interest Law Project).

Disability Considerations in Coordinated Entry and Homelessness Advocacy


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