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December 2017

Mass Housing Training: Alcohol and Drugs in Housing

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Charlesview Community Center, 123 Antwerp St. Extn.
Brighton, United States
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Alcohol & Drugs in Housing: What to Know and What to Do (C, H) This training introduces intervention techniques for dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, including heroin and opioids, in the context of housing developments. Participants will examine how their own attitudes towards substance abuse affect the way they perceive their role as a service provider. They will learn how to recognize alcohol and drug abuse and what they can and cannot do about it, including how to stage…

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Mass Housing Training: Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault, Stalking

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
New Academy Estates, 2908 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA United States
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The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 extended protections against housing discrimination or eviction due to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to tenants in federally assisted housing. In 2016, HUD issued the final rule in relation to the VAWA reauthorization which further outlined the responsibilities of housing providers. Additionally, in 2013 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed “An Act Relative to Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault and Stalking” which provides…

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Mass Housing Training: Reasonable Accommodations Level 2

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Moorings at Squantum Gardens, 420 East Squantum St.
Quincy, MA United States
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A basic understanding by participants of fair housing and reasonable accommodations will be assumed and required. Specific hot topics covered include PCA’s, assistance animals, verification letters, medical marijuana, unit transfer requests, and handicap parking spaces. Participants will learn how to address some of the recurring themes in reasonable accommodation requests that can end up causing a lot of uncertainty and frustration. Note: “Reasonable Accommodations Level 1: What You Need to Know” is a prerequisite. This course fulfills the HUD RSC…

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Mass Housing Training: Understanding Fed and State Insurance Programs

December 14 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Coes Pond, 39 First St.
Worcester, MA United States
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Learn about federal and state health insurance programs for elders and people with disabilities that impact the resident service coordinator’s job. This course will cover many areas of health insurance, including specific programs such as Medicare/Medicare Part D, MassHealth, Medicare Savings Programs and Prescription Advantage. Representatives from SHINE, Prescription Advantage and the ADRC Program from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and from MassHealth will present information about the Massachusetts and federal healthcare programs and other programs for people with…

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