Rural Supportive Housing Training Workshops
Registration is still open!

Mammoth Mountain training canceled.
New training offered on February 26-27 in Fresno.
Registration still open for Sacramento training on March 1-2.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the Rural Supportive Housing Training Workshops scheduled for February 26 – 27, 2018 at the Mammoth Mountain Inn have been canceled. However, we have added a new training on those days in Fresno.

Please use this link to register for the Fresno training:

You may also still register for the Sacramento training on March 1-2. If you would like to register for that training, please use this link:

Description: Behavioral health, affordable housing, and homeless services agencies have a common goal to improve the well-being of their clients, but they often work in silos, with different languages, acronyms, cultures, operating practices, and resources. Through the Rural Supportive Housing Initiative, and partnering with Collaborative Solutions, Inc., CIBHS is pleased to provide two 2-day Rural Supportive Housing workshops designed to address housing and case management strategies that can help vulnerable clients find and keep safe, stable, and affordable homes in small counties and rural areas. These workshops will also provide a forum for networking and partnership development between local behavioral health, housing and homeless services professionals and advocates.

Workshop Topics:

Coordinated Entry: Best Practices to Plan and Implement a Rural Coordinated Entry System

The federal government has set January 2018 as the date to have a coordinated entry system (CES) in place. Many rural communities have been struggling with how to plan and implement a CES across a wide geographic area with few service providers. This workshop will guide communities through the design and planning for a CES, and offer recommendations on best practices from other rural communities. Through this workshop, communities will produce a CES checklist of next steps.

Housing-based Case Management: Prioritizing Affordable Housing Provision for Clients

Many service providers have been trained to provide clinical, medically-focused supportive services for clients. It is our belief that housing is the foundation for stability and providers must be trained to understand and prioritize the affordable housing needs of clients to better help them achieve housing stability. This workshop provides essential tools and training to teach providers how to prioritize housing and includes key concepts such as low barrier program design, landlord engagement, and eviction prevention.

Who Should Participate

Behavioral health, rural development, affordable housing and homeless services providers and advocates.


“No Place Like Home (NPLH) Technical Assistance funds may be used for this purpose.”

There is no charge for the Rural Supportive Housing training workshops in Fresno on February 26-27. Thank you to Fresno County Behavioral Health for generously sponsoring this event!

For more information

If you have questions regarding program information, please contact Shoshana Zatz at If you have questions regarding hotel reservations or registration, please contact