HFU’s training approach combines evidence-based adult learning principles with dynamic content that organizations need to adopt high-fidelity Housing First services. Our multimodal delivery includes in-person and virtual convenings that offer our clients tactical tips on specific topics to enhance their work. Example training topics include:


Housing First:

  • Housing First: what it is and what it isn’t
  • Identifying and convening stakeholders and building political will
  • Identifying funding and maximizing Medicaid
  • Procuring housing and building relationships with landlords
  • Practicing harm reduction in an abstinence focused system
  • The peer role in our service system
  • Integrated healthcare and Housing First
  • Housing First for individuals with opioid use disorder

Service Delivery:

  • Using the team approach in case management
  • Home visits: why and how to do them
  • Boundaries, ethics, and confidentiality
  • Trauma informed approach: providing services that don’t retraumatize people
  • Crisis Intervention: a non-coercive approach
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Assertive engagement
  • Understanding and managing unconscious and conscious bias
  • Diversity training on sexual orientation and gender identity issues