Upcoming Training Reminders:

Tuesday, May 19, 10 am: Enhancing Our Work with LGBTQ+ Individuals in Housing Crisis
This webinar will provide a framework to support providers, community organizers, and agency representatives working with community members who identify as LGBTQ+ during the pandemic and beyond. It will offer a primer on creating inclusive and affirming environments for LGBTQ+ individuals, utilizing national resources and the lived experience of community members. The trainer, James Shultis (they/them pronouns), is a community educator and advocate, specializing in LGBTQ+ trainings and education.
Please register here.

Wednesday, May 27, 10 am: Housing People with Sex Offense Histories (Part 2)
This 1.5 hour training follows Part 1 that was offered on April 30 (see Powerpoint Presentation).

This Part 2 training will lay the foundation for more targeted statewide advocacy work on this issue. We will move from here into our Work Group on Housing People with Sex Offense Histories to build a strategic plan for making critical policy and housing reform on a state and local level to better serve this population and our community. Towards that end, our trainer Dr. Laurie Guidry will cover two general areas:

  • The Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) Leveling Process for people with sex offense histories – how levels (1, 2 or 3) are assigned; how to appeal to reduce them
  • Data-driven models for housing people with sex offense histories that are working, both in MA and across the country, as a springboard for our continuing policy work on this issue.
    Please register here.

Racial Equity Training Series. This series will build upon the trainings many of you participated in last year and lay the groundwork for each CoC to develop a Racial Equity Action Plan. 
Dates: June 4th, 11th, and 18thfrom 2:30-4:30 pm ET. Click here for more detail.
Please register here.

Past Training Powerpoint Presentations:
Housing People with Sex Offense Histories (Part 1) (offered April 30)
Sealing CORIs/Appealing Housing Authority Admissions Denials (offered May 7)

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