Instructor: Sid Alvarado
As a nation, we find ourselves facing the historic threat of mass residential evictions alongside a national health crisis. Although the ban on evictions has provided temporary relief to millions of Americans, recent data also shows that millions of Americans are currently behind on their rent. The effects of eviction not only puts individuals’ housing stability at risk, but spills over into other areas of life and contributes to declined health, interrupted education, and unstable finances. During this time of crisis, housing counselors are expected to be a reliable and knowledgeable resource for renters and other community members.
Research shows that the effects of eviction can be even more devastating for low-income households. So more than ever, counselors will need to have the ability to deliver valuable information in a counseling session, maintain an awareness of best practices, and provide tools and resources to help households avoid eviction. As communities prepare for a possible wave of evictions, it will be important for housing counselors to understand their role in conveying timely and accurate information to tenants. To accomplish this, housing counselors will need to explore the fundamental components of eviction and gain an understanding of the eviction timeline and process. Helping tenants navigate the threat of eviction starts with them knowing the options available.
Join NCRC in this training, as we explore available resources, when to discuss transition and how to integrate effective techniques into the counseling session. As housing counselors, we can be advocates and resourceful to tenants while also helping them to understand the eviction process, know their rights, be aware of their responsibilities and informed of their options. During this three-day training, we will also explore the key components of the eviction process and discuss strategies that will help tenants attain housing stability as quickly as possible.
You Will Learn:
- Types of eviction and how each type should be handled.
- Recognizing the terminology associated with the eviction process.
- The components of the eviction process and understanding each phase.
- Helping tenants understand their rights and options.
- Preparing for transition when eviction is imminent.
- Strategies to help tenants gain housing stability after an eviction has taken place.