6.3 Homeless People with Disabilities: Working across Silos for Housing and Supports


Conference Presentation | July 27, 2012

Files: Homeless People with Disabilities: Working Across Silos for Housing and Support by Michelle Heritage (PDF | 1003 KB | 18 slides) Working Across Silos by Cullen Ryan (PDF | 146 KB | 12 slides) Working Across Silos for People who are Homeless with Disabilities by Marti Knisley (PDF | 195 KB | 16 slides) Vacancy Management Flow Chart 2012 (PDF | 33 KB | 1 page)

Programs that support people with disabilities are working across agency silos with implications for plans to end homelessness. Presenters in this session will share examples of mainstream initiatives that cross silos to combine housing and services. HUD’s Section 811 program for people with disabilities, state efforts to address Olmstead, and innovative partnerships led by public housing authorities will be covered.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Michelle Heritage, Community Shelter Board, Columbus, OH
  • Martha Knisley, Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine, Portland, ME (Moderator)