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The Role of the Housing Specialist in HUD-VASH

The Role of the Housing Specialist in HUD-VASH video

As VHA works towards reducing homelessness among veterans, assisting Veterans secure and sustain permanent housing becomes an ongoing effort and a strong working relationship between HUD VASH case managers and housing specialists is paramount to helping veterans obtain and maintaining community stability. This webcast provides an overview of the housing specialist’s role, offers a foundation from which the position functions, and presents methods to work with community agencies to benefit Veterans transitioning to permanent housing.

Suggested Audience: Housing Specialists, Peer specialists, ACT Team Members, Homeless Program Supervisors

HUD Unit Inspection

HUD Unit Inspection video

Before a landlord can accept a Section 8 voucher, it is required that the unit is inspected by the local Public Housing Authority. This video provides an example of how a PHA official inspects a unit for voucher eligibility and the process an inspector goes through to determine the unit is ready for occupancy.

Suggested Audience: HUD-VASH Case Managers, potential landlords, Homeless Program Supervisors

The Housing First Approach in VA Homeless Programs

The Housing First Approach in VA Homeless Programs video

The Housing First Model is the foundation of HUD VASH, but how are the Housing First principles applicable to other VHA homeless programs? This video provides interviews with VHA homeless program leads discussing the Housing First approach within various program designs.

Suggested Audience: Homeless Program Staff, Community Providers

Implementing Trauma Informed Care Across all VA Homeless Programs

Implementing Trauma Informed Care Across all VA Homeless Programs video

A review of literature indicates a significant connection between homelessness and trauma. This video provides interviews with VHA homeless program leads discussing how various programs implement trauma informed care within the program design, creating environments that are welcoming and safe.

Suggested Audience: Homeless Program Staff, Community Providers

Overview of VA’s Homeless Programs

Overview of VA’s Homeless Programs video

This presentation offers a broad overview of the history of homelessness among Veterans and he programs developed by VA to help Veteran homeless populations. Included in the discussion is how Veteran homelessness was recognized as a significant issue, the early efforts to establish a national program for Veterans, the development of additional programs to address homelessness among Vietnam Veterans, and VA’s recent efforts to eliminate homelessness for all Veterans.

Suggested Audience: Homeless Program Staff, Community Providers

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