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*This event is open to the public*

This is a live interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the workshop.


Presenters: Chelsea Hayman serves as the Director of Housing Policy and Programs for the Maryland Department of Disabilities and has over 10 years of experience working in human services administration, with expertise in housing for special populations, specifically individuals with mental health disabilities and older adults. Prior to working for the State, she started the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) program at Civic Works in Baltimore, which received the HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. She received her BA from UMBC and her MS from the London School of Economics.


CEUs/Category: 3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs


Course Description: According to data gathered by the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), there are no United States housing markets where an individual dependent on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can afford a safe and acceptable home without a source of rental assistance. In Maryland, 11% of our population has a disability and 76% of low-income households in the state are cost-burdened renters. How did we get here? This workshop chronicles the history of segregation in neighborhoods and the advent of the Fair Housing Act, with a focus on how these events have transformed affordable housing and independent living options available for people with disabilities.


Instructional Level: Intermediate


Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:

1.  Identify how the history of federal housing programs has influenced the landscape of our communities in the modern era;

2.  Discuss types of housing programs, including special subsidies and vouchers for people with disabilities;

3.  Determine potential policy and programming interventions that sustain affordable units in a given community.


Target Populations:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Faith leaders
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical and medical staff
  • Direct support professionals
  • Other community service providers
  • Speech/Physical/Occupational therapists
  • Students/trainees


Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to social workers and licensed psychologists. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines. No conflicts have been identified (this includes commercial support and research grants/funding). The registration fees include: $55 registration fee will be charged for professionals, $15 registration for parents/caregivers/individuals with disabilities, and $10 for students/trainees workshop registrations.


There is no processing fee required for payment by check. Apply promo code "PAYBYCHECK” at checkout. All checks must be received five business days prior to the training. If you are paying by check, please write the date of the session on the memo line. For example: "SLS June 22"


Make check payable to: Kennedy Krieger Institute (In note section write "MCDD SLS June 22")


Mail check to: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Attn: MCDD Training Program, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244


Kennedy Krieger Institute Employees:  If your department will be covering the cost of the training, please enter your budget code when prompted. Enter promo code "KKISTAFF" at checkout. Your total will go to $0.00 so that payment can be received via interdepartmental budget transfer.


Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by e-mail  seven business days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter.


Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, we will refund the registration fee only and not additional costs associated with attending the workshop. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.