The Office of Economic Opportunity is pleased to host 2 companion training webinars for homeless shelters and transitional programs on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing. Please register in advance separately for each by using the links below. Webinars will be recorded and archived for later viewing. We strongly encourage you to participate live to benefit from the Q&A with our expert presenters. Participants will benefit from viewing both these webinars, in order. Please feel free to forward information about the webinars broadly.
Thank you for your commitment to serve Vermont’s most vulnerable families and individuals. We hope that these trainings will assist you in achieving your mission.
Understanding ADA & Reasonable Accommodation
Friday, February 12, 10 AM – 11 AM
You want to make sure that your homeless shelter or housing program is serving people with disabilities well and you know that you need to provide “reasonable accommodation” — but what does that actually mean in practice? Barb Prine of the Vermont Legal Aid Disability Law Project will provide a basic overview of what the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) means for your clients and your organization.
Fair Housing & Homeless Shelters – What You Need to Know
Thursday, March 10, 1 PM – 2 PM
If your organization provides emergency shelter or transitional housing for people who are homeless, then this webinar training is for you. Ellen Maxon, from the Vermont Human Rights Commission, will help explain how fair housing laws impact your work and helps to make sure those seeking shelter receive fair access.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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