Presented by: LaToya Young District Alliance for Safe Housing National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference  July 13, 2...
WHAT IS DASH? <ul><li>The mission  of the District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH) is to ensure access to safe and ...
THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT <ul><li>The Empowerment Project  is a 2 year transitional to permanent scattered site housing prog...
My Role <ul><li>Housing Resource Specialist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research available affordable housing options </li></ul>...
3-Fold Partnership
Basis of Partnership <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul>
Developing Resources <ul><li>Focus on Building Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet, Newspaper, Etc. </li></ul></ul><u...
Develop Rapport - Landlord <ul><li>Identify Landlord/Property Manager  as “Partner” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at language...
Develop Rapport - Participant <ul><li>Identify the importance of partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcome depends on thei...
Maintaining Relationships <ul><li>Reconnect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check-in with Landlords/Participants </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Challenges <ul><li>Stigma </li></ul><ul><li>Funding (Subsidy Amount) </li></ul><ul><li>Participant imposed barriers </li><...
Resources <ul><li>HUD Housing Resource Exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hudhre.info/housingsearch </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Contact Information <ul><li>LaToya Young </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Resource Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>District Alliance...
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4.3 Working with Landlords to Maintain Housing Stability (Young)

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Success in preventing homelessness and achieving rapid re-housing relies on developing and maintaining strong relationships with landlords. This workshop will discuss how to reach out and build working relationships with landlords, whether individuals or for-profit or not-for-profit entities. Consideration will be given to walking the fine line between acting as a liaison to landlords and being a consumer advocate when tenants have legal conflicts with property owners or requests for reasonable accommodations with property owners.

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  • Adjust the font accordingly to match the rest. You can change the title as well if you like perhaps..who we are or just District Alliance for Safe Housing
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  • This slide should briefly describe what you do as Housing Resource Specialist and lead the presentation into the how, which is the rest of the presentation.
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  • 4.3 Working with Landlords to Maintain Housing Stability (Young)

    1. 1. Presented by: LaToya Young District Alliance for Safe Housing National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference July 13, 2010
    2. 2. WHAT IS DASH? <ul><li>The mission of the District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH) is to ensure access to safe and sustainable refuge for victims of domestic violence through the development and management of safe housing and related services, while increasing the capacity of other community-based organizations to expand housing for victims throughout the District of Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>The DASH philosophy is to provide access, safety, and acceptance to victims of domestic violence by providing a &quot;low barrier&quot; housing program that accommodates victims regardless of disability, chemical addiction, immigration status or sexual orientation. </li></ul>
    3. 3. THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT <ul><li>The Empowerment Project is a 2 year transitional to permanent scattered site housing program for survivors of domestic violence with a focus on safe stable housing and financial independence. </li></ul><ul><li>The Housing Resource Center (HRC) is the hub of DASH's efforts to prevent homelessness among domestic violence survivors. We assist survivors in completing housing applications, obtaining safety transfers, navigating the public housing system, and making connections to community services. Survivors can conduct permanent housing searches in our computer lab and work one-on-one with our Housing Resource Specialist. </li></ul>
    4. 4. My Role <ul><li>Housing Resource Specialist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research available affordable housing options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act as a liaison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accompany Participants to Viewings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lease-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent Communication with Advocates, Participants, Landlords </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. 3-Fold Partnership
    6. 6. Basis of Partnership <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul>
    7. 7. Developing Resources <ul><li>Focus on Building Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet, Newspaper, Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask Landlords about other Landlords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consult with other housing providers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Creative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Portfolio </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Develop Rapport - Landlord <ul><li>Identify Landlord/Property Manager as “Partner” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at language used in documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify with them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Personable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn Your “Partner” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past Experiences </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Develop Rapport - Participant <ul><li>Identify the importance of partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcome depends on their involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help them to realize the “Power & Control” they have </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify Preferences and Priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAFETY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refer to Priority checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow Participant to be active in process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange Interviews w/ landlords </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Housing Search </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Maintaining Relationships <ul><li>Reconnect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check-in with Landlords/Participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payments, Units, Concerns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Units </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving Partnership </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Challenges <ul><li>Stigma </li></ul><ul><li>Funding (Subsidy Amount) </li></ul><ul><li>Participant imposed barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Past Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Rental History </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Education (Rights, Housing, Responsibility) </li></ul><ul><li>Common Barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Size, Employment, Scheduling </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Resources <ul><li>HUD Housing Resource Exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hudhre.info/housingsearch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dashdc.org </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Contact Information <ul><li>LaToya Young </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Resource Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone (202)742-1728 </li></ul><ul><li>Email – [email_address] </li></ul>

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