WEB021220 - Too Much Stuff: Finding Solutions to Hoarding Behavior in Housing
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Recent data points to low-income households being more at risk of hoarding behaviors. With fewer resources to help combat their hoarding, these residents are significantly more prone to being evicted. Researchers are learning more about Hoarding Disorder every year, and new strategies are being employed to help people beat this disorder, which impacts so many parts of one's life, including housing and overall well-being. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 PM (ET)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: (614) 848-5958

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Webinar Registration by February 11, 2020: Members $55; Non-members $85 - 1.5 Training Contact Hours.

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).

Resources can be slim for helping your residents who hoard, and finding solutions to avoid eviction can seem impossible.  Learn the basics about Hoarding Disorder and treatments, as well as how Service Coordinators can play an essential role in stabilizing housing for these residents.  We will discuss appropriate terminology, challenges specific to the populations we serve, fair housing and reasonable accommodations, stipulated agreements, and other evidence-based practices the Service Coordinator can employ to help residents reduce clutter and pass inspections, which aid in avoiding eviction.


Who Should Attend: Elderly; Family; Health & Wellness


Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the basics of Hoarding Disorder

2. Discover the appropriate terminology to use

3. Explore a variety of tools to use when working with residents who hoard to give them the best possible chance of avoiding eviction


About the Presenter

Miley Flowers works with seniors and people with disabilities in HUD subsidized housing in Portland, Oregon. After five years of providing service coordination, she developed and became the first Eviction Prevention Specialist position in her agency, Harsch Investment Properties, to help residents overcome their barriers to successful housing.  Miley also serves on the Multnomah County Hoarding Task Force with the Education and Outreach team, providing training to Service Coordinators, Property Management agencies and the general public on best practices when working with people who hoard.  Through her involvement in the task force, Miley was trained by Dr. Randy Frost in 2016 to facilitate the Buried in Treasures workshop, an evidence-based curriculum designed to help people struggling with hoarding.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Oregon chapter of the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) and provides trainings across the state of Oregon on various housing related topics, including Hoarding, Fair Housing, and Eviction Prevention.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Statutorily Required: Mental Health Issues

Additional Recommended: Hoarding