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Housing First University offers training under four main categories, though many subjects overlap and build upon one another. Please contact us to discuss a custom package that fits your agency’s unique needs.

Housing First
Topics essential to high fidelity Housing First implementation

  • 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
  • Retaining landlord relationships when things get rough
  • Community inclusion in homelessness recovery


Harm Reduction
Introductory and intermediate level topics within harm reduction

  • Naloxone administration and overdose response
  • Housing First for individuals with opioid use disorder
  • Practicing harm reduction in an abstinence focused system
  • Harm reduction & the therapeutic alliance: responding to recurrence of use
  • Services for sex workers and harm reduction principles


Integrated Care
Topics most relevant to agencies offering both behavioral health and medical services or those interested in adopting an Integrated Care model

  • Integrated healthcare and Housing First
  • Providing office-based opioid treatment
  • Fundamentals of medical case management
  • Medical outreach for community healthcare providers
  • Medical tiering system and participant needs assessment

Service Delivery
Best practices for human services professionals

  • Using the team approach in case management
  • The peer role in our service system
  • Home visits: why and how to do them
  • Trauma informed approach: providing services that don’t retraumatize people
  • Boundaries, ethics, and confidentiality
  • Crisis intervention & de-escalation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Assertive engagement
  • Documentation best practices
  • Understanding and managing unconscious and conscious bias
  • Diversity training on sexual orientation and gender identity issues


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