All Staff Trainings 

The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), in collaboration with community partners, offers trainings for Washtenaw County’s Continuum of Care (CoC). These are for providers who receive funding through the CoC, agency staff, community members, and advocates. These trainings are offered twice a year.

June 14, 2023

Our first 2023 training focused on resources available in Washtenaw County that may assist people experiencing homelessness.

Washtenaw County Financial Empowerment Center
Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development
Nicole Harris, Financial Empowerment Counselor

Family Educational Services (37:00)
Nancy Thomas, Director of Clinical Services
Materials: Presentation

Washtenaw County Economic Justice Unit (1:04:00)
Washtenaw County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Todd Ryan, Director of Economic Justice Unit
Materials: Presentation

Jewish Family Services (1:37:00)
Shadin Atiyeh, Senior Director of Employment & Economic Empowerment Programs
Materials: PresentationOne Pager

Non-Housing Resource Presentations (2:06:00)
Various Community Partners
Materials: Presentation

November 17, 2022

We had more than 50 participants join us for our trainings.

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Enough Initiative
Nicole Beverly

Document: The Enough Initiative & Domestic Violence Overview (click to view document)
Document: Lethality Assessments
Document: Safety Planning
Website: The Enough Initiative
Website: Domestic Violence Resource Guide
Website: Nicole's YouTube Channel
Therapeutic Recommendations: 

Housing Discrimination: HUD’s Equal Access Rule 

Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development
Andrew Kraemer

Document: Equal Access Presentation

Case Management Best Practices: Securing Essential Documentation

Washtenaw County CHP Committee:
Sharon Lapides, Washtenaw Housing Alliance, Christie Blaise, PATH, Christine Johnson, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, Crystal Balogh, OCED, Sean Allen, Avalon Housing, Tara Tarbox, Avalon Housing, Brynne Garver, SOS Community Services, Kara Painter, SOS Community Services

Document: Basic Documentation Presentation (contact info on page 55)

April 29, 2022

We had roughly 100 participants join us for our virtual training. Topics were chosen by the community through a survey the month before.

Racial Equity & Inclusion for Housing Providers                                   
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Lindsey Bishop Gilmore, Senior Program Manager; Jasmine Morgan, Senior Program Manager, & Catherine Distelrath, Director

Document: CSH Learner Guide (click to view document)
Video: Why Focus on Racial Equity?
Document: Washtenaw CoC Equity Statement

Watch the session on YouTube.

Trauma & Mental Health: What Does This Look Like in Non-Therapeutic Settings?

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health
Nikki Muraca, Health Services Supervisor & Katie Hoener, Program Administrator

Document: Presentation Slides (click to view document)

Watch the session on YouTube.

Intro to Community Housing Prioritization

Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development
Lauren Grant, HMIS Specialist & Andrew Kraemer, CoC Data & Evaluation Specialist

Document: Presentation Slides (click to view document)
Website: Built for Zero on Designing a Case Conferencing Meeting
Website: Built for Zero Case Conferencing Conference Materials
Document: VI-SPDAT Single Adult Assessment
Document: VI-F-SPDAT Family Assessment
Document: TAY-SPDAT Transition Age Youth Assessment

Watch the session on YouTube.

September 17, 2021

We had more than 75 people join us for this training. 

Please use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 

0:00 Introduction 

2:22 Intro to CHP Washtenaw County OCED

32:09 Equal Access Rule Washtenaw County OCED

1:01:24 Renter's Rights Legal Services of South Central Michigan

1:36:25 Leases Legal Services of South Central Michigan

2:10:53 Housing Focused Case Management Avalon Housing

2:42:32 Diversion Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Watch the session on YouTube.