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FORUM SESSION VIDEOS

Welcome & Overview

Watch California Department of Social Services Director, Kim Johnson and Deputy Director Hanna Azemeti welcome atteendees and speakers and provide an overview of the successes made this year in combatting homelessness in California. 

Plenary

This plenary session will give an overview of the status of older adults and adults with disabilities that are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness in California. We will explore the landscape of healthcare, social services and housing resources available in California to support individuals and where CDSS programs fit in to help individuals achieve their housing goals. 

Session 1: Braiding Funding for Maximum Program Impact and Sustainability

In this workshop locally-administered programs from diverse  regions come together to share their success stories, strategies, and outcomes in maximizing the impact of programs through braided funding. In this session, attendees will learn from program representatives who have effectively combined various funding sources to create innovative solutions that address pressing community needs.

Session 2: Identifying Affordable Housing Options for Individuals with Fixed Incomes

Housing affordability is a critical issue for many older adults and people with disabilities. This workshop aims to provide valuable insights and practical information about housing options available to individuals with fixed incomes, including the importance of legal advocacy and tenant rights targeted to older adults.

Session 3: Exploring Assisted Living and Understanding When it is an Appropriate Resource

The traditional homeless system of care doesn’t always accommodate older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who need assistance with activities of daily living.  Residential care facilities and recuperative care settings can be a valuable and supportive option when serving an older adult population and should be considered as part of the continuum of permanent or interim housing options.  

Closing Remarks and 
Announcements

Watch Deputy Director Hanna Azemeti give closing remarks for the day long forum and make announcements on behalf of the CDSS housing and Homelessness Division. 

FORUM SPEAKERS

FORUM RESOURCES

PLENARY

Overview of the status of older adults and adults with disabilities that are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness in California.

SESSION 1

Braiding Funding for Maximum Program Impact and Sustainability     

SESSION 2

 Identifying Affordable Housing Options for Individuals with Fixed Incomes    

SESSION 3

Exploring Assisted Living and Understanding When it is an Appropriate Resource 

OTHER RESOURCES

ACIN I-19-20 (February 25, 2020) Clarification of Definition of "Own Home" as it relates to IHSS)

ACIN I-67-23 (December 7, 2023): Assessing Applicants When Being Discharged from Hospitals, Medical Institutions or Non-Medical Out of Home Care Facilities

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