Training Opportunities Archive

Sacramento Steps Forward aims to support the continued training and development of our community’s homelessness-focused providers and professionals. Below are past community discussions, learning opportunities, conferences, as well as other training resources. To see upcoming opportunities, visit our main page here.

2024 Trainings

National Alliance to End Homelessness: Effective Street Outreach: From Unsheltered to Housed


January 18, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. PST 


As nationwide homelessness rises, communities are integrating outreach into Coordinated Entry (CE) for swift housing referrals. The focus is on housing-centric outreach addressing immediate needs. Join to learn from successful strategies connecting the homeless with vital housing resources in this webinar, part of the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Roundtable Series: “Stronger Together: A Roadmap to an Effective Homeless System.”


A HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Exchange virtual event: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers 


January 19, 2024, | 11:30-1:00 PM PST 


Homeless assistance providers and their partners are invited to participate in an Office Hours session to discuss COVID-19 planning and response. Presenters from the following agencies will be available for a live question and answer session: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (HCH). For questions, contact


Homebase Sponsored Event: HHAP Youth Set-Aside Funding: Evaluation and Community Spotlights


Every Third Thursday | 12:00 p.m. PST


Join Homebase for a monthly Zoom call evaluating HHAP Youth Set-Aside Funding. Berkeley Youth and Allies Against Homelessness will share their evaluation project on the impact of HHAP youth set-aside funding statewide. Discover how communities utilize these funds to address and end youth homelessness. Learn more about Homebase on their website here.

Housing California 2024 Annual Conference


March 6-8, 2024


Housing California is hosting an informative 3-day in-person annual conference, March 6-8, 2024, with early registration available until January 19. Housing California brings together a diverse, multi-sector network to prevent and end homelessness, increase the supply of safe, stable, affordable housing options, and reverse the legacy of racial and economic injustice. Join your community to build power among the people most impacted by housing injustice, shaping the narrative, and advocating for statewide policy solutions. Learn more about the community tours, learning labs, workshops, offsite events, and register below.


2023 Trainings

Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Application 


Courtesy of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), the following Zoom recording is from a FYI application review on 10/12/2023. The training walks providers through the entire FYI application process. To access the recording, use the following passcode: r8x.&nx&

Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) Review


Courtesy of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), the following Zoom recording goes over how to use the Affordability Worksheet and how to complete the electronic RFTA. To access the recording, use the following passcode: j0?%#HCK

Housing Location Guidance


Courtesy of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), the following Zoom recording goes over tips and tricks for working with clients on finding a unit and having a successful search process. To access the training, please use the following passcode: R#V+0Xu!

“VAWA 2022” Foundations


This 3-part series was held on August 10, 17, and 31. These webinars provided foundational information about the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 (“VAWA 2022”) to increase the capacity and knowledge of housing and homeless services providers about housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking in homeless services systems, and updated definitions and provisions. 

Integrating Lived Experience Feedback


On Thursday, September 21 at 12PM, CoC advisory board members with lived experience of homelessness from California communities shared about recent CoC initiatives they have supported with their leadership and expertise. CoC and program leadership and staff are encouraged to attend to hear examples of ways that lived expertise of homelessness can be integrated into CoC processes, and to share other examples from their communities

Help People Experiencing Homelessness Renew Medi-Cal Coverage 

On October 3 from 12:30-2 PM, there was a state-wide webinar about the Medi-Cal renewal process and the specific renewal barriers for people experiencing homelessness. Homebase provided specific guidance on how homeless providers and health enrollment navigators can help clients navigate the renewal process. Contact for any questions or assistance!

COVID-19 Programs & Resources


Since 2019, the state of California and Sacramento County has made substantial progress in combating the COVID-19 crisis through coordinated community response. With the announced end of the local COVID-19 State of Emergency (SOE) and Public Health Emergency on February 28, 2022, there have already been noted changes to COVID-19 relevant activities in the coming months.

Fair Housing


This presentation is about discrimination, fair housing laws, and protected classes. This session also includes exploring how to implement the Equal Access Final Rule and Gender Identity Final Rule so we can create communities that are supportive of preserving family units regardless of how members self-report their gender or sexual orientation. 


Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking


In collaboration with local victim service providers, this session will offer a topical overview of domestic violence and human trafficking as well as equip you with tools to identify these among your clients, support your clients, and empower survivors impacted within our Sacramento community. 



2022 Trainings

Housing Problem Solving 101

Our community is exploring ways to improve access to very limited resources. Housing problem-solving is an approach currently being used in communities nationwide. It aims to prevent households from entering the system altogether or quickly exiting them using a strengths-based approach with creative problem-solving conversations, mediation, resource connections and financial assistance.

2021 SSF Sessions

Creating & Connecting: Professional Development Opportunities for the Homeless

This 90-minute virtual session provides you an overview of the Downtown Streets Team and its volunteer program. During this session, staff members of CoC provider agencies will hear about employment support as an intervention for the homelessness crisis and its benefits for participating clients and the community.

Utilizing California Services to Enhance Homeless Programs for Families & Seniors

This 3-hour virtual session introduces you to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) resources and Ombudsman services. This session also discusses ways to integrate these services into current programming and help clients experiencing homelessness more effectively utilize these services.

Intersectional Approaches for Serving Homeless Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Survivors

In 3 hours, we explore ways to serve people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence or have survived human trafficking. We also examine the intersectionality of these community-level issues and share recommendations and provider resources.

Fair Housing:
Policies that Protect the Housing Safety and Rights of Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness

This 3-hour training provides information around accommodations for persons with disabilities and persons with service and companion animals, regulations that protect families with children, and immigrant-related protections.

Mitigating COVID-19 and
Promoting Community Wellness at Encampments and Shelters 

A 1-hour overview of COVID-19 mitigation basics and discussion of recommended actions for minimizing risks for PEH and individuals serving PEH, as well as strategies for navigating potential barriers in our forward progress to be a safe, healthy, and prepared community. 

Providing Trauma-Informed Support in the COVID-19 Era for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

In 1-hour, we discuss how we can help our homeless communities navigate the COVID vaccination decision-making process using a trauma-informed lens. We will also explore opportunities for improving access to health and social resources, and more.


Email our team at for questions or suggestions regarding our provider trainings. We also encourage you to reach out with any relevant training opportunities that you or others are offering so that we can help share with our networks.



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