Training Materials

MATERIALS LISTINGS INDEX
• Program Director’s Workbook
• Policies, Procedures & Standards Of Care For Aids Housing Programs
• Housing Search & Advocacy
• Legal Issues In Hiv Supportive Housing: Cori’s And Working With Undocumented Clients – Part 1
• Legal Issues In HIV Supportive Housing: Tenant Selection And Reasonable Accommodations – Part 2
• Understanding Substance Abuse And Implementing Harm Reduction Strategies For HIV Housing Providers
• Domestic Violence: Is It Happening In Your Program?

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S WORKBOOK:
TOOLS FOR IMPLEMENTING HIV SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (2004)
This is a collection of sample documents and guides to support the operation of housing programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. The workbook includes: sample forms (i.e. intakes, assessments, individualized service plans, case records, employee evaluations, medication/nutrition monitoring), staff job descriptions, staffing pattern profiles, resident rights & responsibilities, personal budget worksheets for residents and staff protocols & procedures.

Downloadable version:
Section One: Tenant Selection
Section Two: Program Agreement
Section Three: Assessing Clients’ Needs
Section Four: Client Services
Section Five: Policies & Procedures
Section Six: Personnel
Section Seven: Log Forms
Section Eight: Checklists & Evaluation Tools
Section Nine: Interagency Agreements
Section Ten: Targeted Case Management

 

POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS OF CARE FOR
AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS
This power point presentation offers basic information regarding the implementation of the Standards of Care practices in housing programs. It covers the potential outcomes for establishing benchmarks for polices, procedures, and practice in HIV/AIDS housing.

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation “Getting It Right: Best Practices, Standards of Care, and Policy and Procedure Development in HIV Housing
  2. Achieving Excellence, the Massachusetts Standards of Care and Best Practices for HIV/AIDS Supportive Housing (2004), in English or Spanish, for both congregate and scattered site housing.

 

HOUSING SEARCH AND ADVOCACY – IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH
There are many challenges in finding and securing subsidized housing: What kinds of resources are out there? Who is eligible for them? How do you overcome some of the barriers to housing, such as criminal history or bad credit? TAP’s Housing Search and Advocacy Training addresses these questions and many more. Please note some of this material is specific to Massachusetts, but much of it covers federal programs and universal challenges related to housing.

Below is the English version of this training.
Click here to access the training in Spanish
• Download the PowerPoint presentation “Housing Search and Advocacy

1. Assessment of Need + Housing Strategy
Handout: List of Documents for Housing Search
Handout: Internet Resources

2. Overview of Affordable Housing
Handout: List of Massachusetts Housing Resources
Handout: Overview of Federal & State Preferences

3. Barriers to Subsidized Housing
Handout: Personal CORI Request Form
Handout: CORI Code List
Handout: Immigration Categories + Documentation

4. Overcoming Denials
Handout: Denial of Assistance Rules
Handout: Sample Appeal Process

5. Fair Housing Law + Supportive Housing
Handout: Reasonable Modification & Accommodation

6. Tenant – Landlord Issues
Handout: MA Sanitary Code List

7. Evictions
Handout: Eviction Time Line

 

LEGAL ISSUES WITH HIV SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, PART 1:
CORIs AND WORKING WITH UNDOCUMENTED CLIENTS
This training, part one in a series related to HIV fair housing issues and federal and state housing laws, addresses the complicated questions of dealing with CORIs and their applicability to supportive housing as well as the issues facing homeless, undocumented HIV positive immigrants who are in need of supportive housing services.

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation “Accessing Housing for Ex-Offenders
  2. Download the PowerPoint presentation “Housing and Immigrants
  3. Barriers to Federally-Funded Housing Due to Criminal Activity
  4. Immigrants and Housing
  5. The CORI Reader
  6. Rental Housing Programs
  7. Overview of Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs
  8. Disposition Codes – Office of the Commissioner of Probation
  9. Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Letter
  10. Sealing Records

 

LEGAL ISSUES WITH HIV SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, PART 2:
TENANT SELECTION AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
This training is part two in a series on HIV fair housing issues and federal and state fair housing laws. It addresses the complex processes of accepting or denying applicants for supportive housing programs and responding to requests for reasonable accommodations.

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation “Tenant Selection and Reasonable Accommodations in Service Program Housing

 

UNDERSTANDING SUBSTANCE USE ANS IMPLEMENTING HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR HIV HOUSING PROVIDERS 
This training familiarizes providers with the effects of substance use among people with HIV and how to implement harm reduction strategies in HIV housing programs.

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation “Implementing Harm Reduction in Congregate Housing

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: IS IT HAPPENING IN YOUR PROGRAM?
This training allows AIDS housing staff to explore the issue of domestic violence and how it may present in their programs. Identifying the problem, responding to needs of residents who are in coercive and controlling relationships, and helping them secure needed resources are the focus.

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation
  2. Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Service Providers in Massachusetts
  3. Domestic Violence Resources (2006)