Calendar

 

to the left is a photograph of team cidny members standing in front of an i love new york sign at the capitol in albany.

to the right in bold purple font upcoming events and meetings

 

CAN MEETING

CIDNY’s Consumer Action Network (CAN) Meeting

Friday, July 26, 2024, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in person and/or online over Zoom

In July we will have a celebration of the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Scheduled guests include: • NYS Senator Cordell Cleare, Chair, Senate Committee on Aging • Hon. Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President • Arthur Schwartz, General Counsel at CIDNY • Dr Sharon McLennon Wier, Executive Director at CIDNY

Please RSVP in advance at: www.tinyurl.com/CIDNY4All or email Mbacke Thiam at mthiam@cidny.org. For more information, please call 212-674-2300. If you need accommodation like large print, American Sign Language (ASL), or materials in other languages, please request it no later than July 19, 2024. For more information, please call 212-674-2300. Thank you!

 

CIDNY WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

Below is a list of events and workshops that are presented or run by CIDNY. 

Emergency Housing Voucher Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This workshop covers the Emergency Housing Voucher Program. The EHV Program helps families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness; at-risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or recently homeless and at high risk of housing instability to find housing by subsidizing a portion of rent based on their income. This workshop occurs every fourth Thursday on 7/25, and 8/22.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldu-qqj8rEtYzvhEHfHzxSlToKGXKktjk

 

Fair Housing Workshop

Thursday, August 1, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This presentation covers the history of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtd-mvpjgvG9acSxBPqXdOpQNr3H1-HyT6

 

Disability Literacy Workshop

Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This presentation covers multiple disability related topics and explains how to navigate obligations for accommodating individuals with disabilities. This training will examine both what is mandated, by law, and best practices for creating an inclusive environment. This includes providing practical steps to help people choose inclusive actions, improve cultural competency, and address personal biases. Specifically, the training is designed to provide people with a greater understanding as to what constitutes as discrimination, proper etiquette, and awareness.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldOGrrDgqG9B0oKNYO1HnjkPaz49zjLRt

 

Housing Rights and Discrimination Workshop

Thursday, August 8, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This presentation covers an overview about fighting housing discrimination in New York (NY). You’ll learn the basics of the following: what types of general housing discrimination assistance are available, such as FHJC assists clients with filing housing discrimination complaints and investigates allegations of discrimination based on any protected characteristic (e.g., race, national origin, source of income, disability, etc.); what the Adele Friedman Housing Accessibility Fund, which FHJC provides targeted financial assistance to benefit low and moderate income persons with disabilities who need reasonable modifications made to the housing they occupy to make it accessible, is; who is eligible and what the qualifications for the Adele Friedman Housing Accessibility Fund are; how to report discrimination and/or request an application; and more.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuGqqDkqH9O7hjSJ_4yCZZb5P5KskYVP

 

Housing Open House – Manhattan

Friday, August 9, 2024, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us at CIDNY’s Manhattan office (1010 Avenue of the Americans, Suite 301, New York, NY 10018) to get housing resources, ask questions, and speak to peers. Register in advance or just stop by (registration is appreciated). Refreshments will be provided.

Register: https://forms.office.com/r/9wx4590ED8

 

Affordable Housing Workshop

Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This presentation covers an overview about NYC’s Affordable Housing Lottery. You’ll learn the basics of the following: what NYC Housing Connect is; how to read an affordable housing lottery’s advertisement; who is eligible and what the qualifications are; what the application process is; what documents and materials are needed; what set-aside units for people with disabilities are; where to indicate disability; how to indicate a reasonable accommodation(s) on your profile, if you need a reasonable accommodation(s); and more.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uceCvrD8oH9UnGvsI1NK73i6g1JXQNxJ-

 

Rapid Transitional Housing Program Workshop

Thursday, August 15, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This workshop covers Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP). The Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP) provides a rental subsidy and supportive housing services for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. RTHP, previously known as Nursing Home to Independent Living (NHIL), is a Medicaid Redesign Team initiative funded by the Department of Health and administered by the New York Association on Independent Living. The program started in four areas of the state: Long Island, Syracuse, New York City and Rochester. The program is currently expanding to cover all of New York State.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpd-uhqz4qE9bAwHgemrfa6vtBg33gwt9P

 

Olmstead Housing Subsidy Workshop

Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This program covers the Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS). OHS is a rental housing subsidy program that provides transitional housing support to Medicaid beneficiaries with a disability that have lived, or currently live in a nursing home. The funding was made available as part of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s Supportive Housing Workgroup initiative to help address the needs of eligible Medicaid participants in transitioning from Skilled Nursing Facility settings.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdOCvqj4rHtBVjkQmCaAdERRWOG9ig48c

 

Emergency Housing Voucher Program Workshop

Thursday, August 22, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This workshop covers the Emergency Housing Voucher Program. The EHV Program helps families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness; at-risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or recently homeless and at high risk of housing instability to find housing by subsidizing a portion of rent based on their income.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucuyrpzwjGNECUWd1OcuaJgZg8ckIpUX0

 

Homebase Workshop

Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This workshop covers Homebase. Homebase provides New Yorkers experiencing housing instability in the community with various homeless prevention services and aftercare services to families and individuals exiting NYC DHS shelter to permanent housing. Homebase locations are servicing clients either via phone or for in-person services. Anyone seeking Homebase services should call the office in advance to schedule an appointment.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qduipqDgvHtbDlOxxKNSTjikb5Bhv4kkw

 

OTHER EVENTS

Below is a list of events that may not be run by CIDNY, but where CIDNY will have a presence (a table, a speaker, etc.) or is a guest, or from a partner of CIDNY’s. Or, the below events may be private. You may need to contact the event host to register. Some events may be closed to the public.

 

 

Other RSVP Information

If you need accommodation like large print, American Sign Language (ASL), or materials in other languages, please let us know at least two (2) weeks before the date of the event(s). The link to the meeting will be sent to you via email the day before the event.

Please be sure to mention what event you would like to attend when RSVPing by phone or email.

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