EnVision Centers

Through HUD's EnVision Center Demonstration, the Office of Field Policy and Management partners with federal agencies with the goal of promoting and connecting the federal government’s critical resources and programs and most up-to-date information to EnVision Centers and other HUD community stakeholders.

Designated EnVision Centers receive access to high-quality webinars that are presented by government subject matter experts in their respective federal agencies to support community-based organizations as they assist their clients in achieving the four pillars of self-sufficiency: Economic Empowerment, Educational Advancement, Health and Wellness, and Character and Leadership. Moreover, EnVision Centers receive a plethora of technical assistance from HUD as well as publicly available resources from federal partners, such as guides, fact sheets, and multimedia public service announcements to complement their own outreach and programming.

Learn more about EnVision Centers.

Webinar Topics

HUD/HRSA: Flu LEAD Linkages to End Access Disparities

This webinar is for current Flu Linkages to End Access Disparities (Flu LEAD) pilot project participants, and health centers interested in partnering with a public housing authority. The Flu LEAD pilot project is a partnership between HUD, the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the Ambulatory Team of the COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group (HRWG). The project's goal is to increase influenza vaccination coverage among residents of HUD-assisted communities and improve community health and resiliency by fostering partnerships between HUD-assisted communities and local HRSA-funded health centers.

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VA: Veteran Benefits Administration 101

Presenters: Julian Wright, Foreign Services Program Manager and the Minority Veterans Program Manager

This webinar provides an overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), including the types of benefits available to veterans, eligibility requirements for benefits, applications for benefits, considerations for special groups (including elderly and homeless veterans), and the VBA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HHS: Telehealth Basics for Community Based Organizations: Services, Payment, and Partners

Presenters: William England, Senior Advisor – Telehealth, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA; Kirsten Jensen, Director, Division of Benefits and Coverage, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, CMS; Lori Gerhard, Director, Office of Interagency Innovation, ACL; Christine McGowan, Quality Manager of Specialized Health Services, Congreso Health Center, PHMC; Judith Emmons, Director of Primary Care, Congreso Health Center, PHMC

This webinar, presented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides an overview of telehealth basics for community-based organizations such as public housing authorities, multifamily housing providers, aging and disability network stakeholders, and other social service providers. Additionally, the webinar highlights relevant resources and provides an example of telehealth use and lessons from the field.

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HHS: Telehealth for Community Based Organizations: Accessibility/Language Access

Presenters: Cheryl A. Levine, PhD, At-Risk Individuals Program Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS; Benjamin DeMarzo, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, HUD; Liz Palena Hall, Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS

This webinar provides an overview of telehealth accessibility for people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. It highlights innovative strategies for ensuring access to older adults, people with disabilities, and addressing cultural and linguistic competency when providing telehealth services.

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DOL: Office of Apprenticeship

Presenters: Michelle Mills-Ajayi and Charlotte Harris, DOL Employment and Training Administration

This webinar provides an overview of Department of Labor's (DOL) Apprenticeship Program including the following topics: Benefits of the apprenticeship program including for employers, educators, career seekers, and veterans; DOL-funded American Job Centers and their services; the recently launched Partner Finder to help employers and other stakeholders find and connect with Registered Apprenticeship sponsors, training providers, intermediaries, and apprenticeship offices near them or in their industry; a new Apprenticeship Occupation Finder, designed to help employers identify Registered Apprenticeship Program occupations to help create their program; and apprenticeship resources.

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FDIC: Money Smart Program

Presenters: Micah Caldwell, FCC and Catherine Miller, Universal Service Administrative Company

This webinar focuses on Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) Money Smart Program and how it might benefit EnVision Centers. The Money Smart Program builds financial skills and literacy among community members of all ages.

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FCC: Lifeline Program

Presenters: Micah Caldwell, Federal Communications Commission and Catherine Miller, Universal Service Administrative Company

This webinar focuses on Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Lifeline Program and how it might benefit the customers that EnVision Centers serve. Lifeline is a federal program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. The program lowers the cost of eligible low-income consumers’ phone or internet bills by providing a monthly discount of up to $9.25, and up to $34.25 for residents on Tribal lands.

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USDA: Food and Nutrition Service Programs

Presenter: Anne DeCesaro, USDA

This webinar focuses on the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 15 food assistance programs as well as USDA's action to respond to COVID-19, including waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

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Census Bureau: 2020 Census and Temporary Paid Workers Program

Presenters: Claire Ross and Jay Occhiogrosso, Census Bureau

This webinar, presented by the Department of Commerce (DOC) Census Bureau, focuses on the 2020 Census timeline, how you can help spread the word, and the recruitment and hiring process and application deadlines.

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IRS: Volunteer Tax Assistance Programs and Coronavirus Relief Economic Impact Payments

Presenter: Amelia Dalton, IRS

This webinar, presented by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), focuses on Coronavirus Relief Economic Impact Payments, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), including qualification requirements and how you can connect to VITA and TCE serving sites in your community.

CNCS: AmeriCorps VISTA

Presenters: Beth Binkley, Marketing, Outreach, & Recruitment Manager AmeriCorps VISTA; Ericc Powell, Training Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA

This webinar covers recruitment planning, marketing for a VISTA position, screening and interviewing candidates, selecting the best candidates, and how to keep them engaged once you have selected and made the offer.

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