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SDHP Conference - Housing as a Human Right

Conference Session Descriptions

Below you will find descriptions for all May 9th and 10th breakout sessions.

Breakout Session A:

  • Session A1 - Housing and Support Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities 
    • Join us to hear how four panelists have approached housing for individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) with the desire to meet people where they are and allow for independence and choice in housing. 
  • Session A2 - County-Level Strategic Planning Around Housing
    • Hear from counties who have worked on collaborative strategic plans, including what worked, pitfalls, and ideas for starting your own strategic planning.

Breakout Session B:

  • Session B1 - Mental Health and Safe Housing
    • It can be hard to engage with someone we may not understand.  For those with mental health challenges, finding landlords who are willing to engage with them is even harder.  This session will illustrate the challenges in finding and keeping stable housing for those with mental health disabilities, as well as share some tried and true strategies to plan for success.
  • Session B2 - Modification and Repair: Investing in People, Housing, and Community 
    • Learn home modification basics, and then hear from a professional home assessor, a contractor with years of experience modifying homes, a participant in Inglis' own home mods program, and a home modification leader from a CHC-MCO. Learn how to create the best team and navigate resources to obtain the most appropriate and person-centered home modification possible.

Breakout Session C:

  • Session C1 - Pitch Your Niche: Accessible Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
    • Come meet last night's Pitch Your Niche showcase winners and learn more about their successes, pain points, and areas of learning as they grow their businesses.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to harness the power of a great idea and turn it into profit. Topics will include accessibility, funding, and ideas for change. 
  • Session C2 - Housing and More: A Focus on Services and Successful Reentry
    • Learn from those doing the work. Our panel will share best practices in supporting returning citizens. Creating partnerships with supportive service agencies including; education and vocational training, mental health management, and housing counseling.

Breakout Session D: 

  • Session D1- Step-by-Step: How to Develop a Co-op
    • Due to the overwhelming amount of interest in last year's session on co-op's, we have enlisted Keystone Development Center to speak further about action steps that can be taken to start a co-op in your community. This session goes beyond traditional affordable hosuing options to suggest a viable alternative.
  • Session D2- Accessible Design for All 
    • Come learn about the concept of Universal Design including: the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of disability. 

Please note, all session information and sesssions themselves are subject to change without notice.