Florida Housing Coalition: SHIP for Rent Subsidies to Assist Those Experiencing Homelessness

April 29, 2020



Tuesday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

The Florida Housing Coalition is hosting a webinar, SHIP for Rent Subsidies to Assist Those Experiencing Homelessness, on May 5 at 2pm. 

This training is not related to COVID-19 rent assistance.  Instead, it is a regularly scheduled training focused on efforts to make homelessness rare, brief, and a one-time event. SHIP may provide up to a year of rent subsidies for very low-income applicants who are homeless.

This webinar showcases SHIP jurisdictions that have aligned with the federal plan by implementing a rapid re-housing SHIP strategy in coordination with their Homeless Continuum of Care agencies and other community partners. Presenters will compare and contrast rent assistance programs for applicants who are homeless.

In reviewing how to form successful homeless-related regional partnerships, this webinar will examine cross-system collaborations between SHIP offices and Homeless Continuums of Care that resulted in pooling SHIP funds, thus increasing housing resources within the homeless system.

Participants will learn to identify support beyond the initial SHIP investment and address the logistics of layering several sources of subsidy to create the most positive impact for their community. This training is recommended for SHIP Administrators, local government staff working with SHIP, Homeless Continuum of Care lead agencies, and homeless service providers.