2014 Assets Learning Conference
 

IDAs in Shelters

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
4-5 pm

Room: Farragut North

Individual Development Accounts have been around for over two decades. They have been used to help low-income people buy houses, start businesses and open the door to education. Why should they not also be used as a tool to bring people back into independent housing? This roundtable will explore issues related to financing and capacity building and how programs could adapt IDAs for use in shelters. This roundtable will explore issues related to financing and capacity building and how programs could adapt IDAs for use in shelters. This session will also address questions about how case management requirements of IDAs can be integrated into shelter services without being too burdensome for staff, and how IDAs in shelters can be integrated into communities’ Continuums of Care and other local infrastructure in which shelter services are delivered.

Facilitator

  • Ken Brown, Independent Consultant

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