Federal Housing Subsidies


The lack of suitable, affordable housing is often a major barrier to successful employment of persons with disabilities. Still, various public and subsidized housing programs can sometimes help to overcome this barrier. This webinar class will provide a brief summary of the major federally-sponsored programs that should be available in all states, with an emphasis on those policies most applicable to persons with disabilities.

Key Topics

  • Types of Federally-Subsidized Housing
  • Eligibility for Federally-Subsidized Housing
  • Calculating Rent in Federally-Subsidized Housing
  • Definition of Family in Federally-Subsidized Housing
  • Federal Preference Rules
  • The Family Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Determining Impact of Employment on Housing Costs

Special Features

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to federally-subsidized housing using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Who Will Benefit

Any individual who is responsible for assisting a beneficiary in maneuvering the complexity of federal entitlements when returning to work will benefit from this program. This includes attorneys, advocates, social workers, case managers, rehabilitation workers and job placement personnel.