Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training-“Finding Housing in KY: From Homelessness to Home. Understanding HUD and Section 8 Housing (11/9/2023)
Kinship Live Webinar Events are offered at no cost.
Thursday, November 9, 2023
12 PM– 1:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Please register by 11/9/2023
One of our most basic needs is housing, but finding affordable housing for your family can be challenging. With costs rising and housing being harder to find, it helps to have all the information so that you can navigate this well. For those who are experiencing homelessness, this can be a very frightening time! Even if you, or someone you know, are already utilizing Public Housing or Section 8 housing, knowing your rights can be difficult as well.
Join us on November 9, 2023 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm as we explore the ins and outs of HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development), Public Housing, and Section 8 housing. We’ll explore what is required to receive housing, the application process, how to locate housing, your rights as a tenant, and resources available to those experiencing homelessness through the Housing Department.
About the Trainers:
Lindsay Anderson, MSSW, CSW works at Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) as the Continuum of Care Systems Specialist on the Homeless Programs team. She has her Bachelor’s in social work from Eastern Kentucky University and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Louisville. She has worked in the field of homelessness since 2013 at various organizations including Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program, Community Action Council in Lexington and KHC. She also is an adjunct faculty member at EKU in the Social Work Department. Between the organizations she’s worked with over the years, she has worked as a Case Manager, housing locator, supervisor and now overseeing and managing the Coordinated Entry System for 118 out of 120 Kentucky counties helping connect people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing solutions.
Marti Mainous-Chilcoat works at Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) as a Housing Policy Analyst, HCV in the Tenant Assistance Programs Department. She has worked in the field of low-income housing and homelessness programs since 2005 in various roles including Special Programs Specialist working with Homeless Families and Children, and Domestic Violence Victims, Housing Quality Standards Inspector and recently as an Analyst to develop and implement processes and training for the Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV), Family Unification Program (FUP) and Mainstream Vouchers. She is also a board member with the Helping Hands Outreach located in Irvine, Kentucky which serves as a resource during natural disasters in the Estill County area and provides services to the homeless, and displaced families.
Please note: Although this LIVE webinar is designed to be an informative, educational, and helpful resource for kinship families caring for relative or fictive kin children, anyone is welcome to attend including foster parents, professionals, students, or community members.
It is our hope that by participating in this LIVE webinar, attendees will receive educational and helpful information. However, it is important to note that this webinar is not approved for foster parent training credit or CEU’s as attendance is not monitored during the webinar event.