Upcoming Events


June 16, 2022 , 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented information is relevant to the northwest Washington state.

How and where we are housed are two of the most important factors behind many of life’s outcomes. Research shows that access to stable, affordable housing significantly impacts economic stability, employment, overall health, and educational achievement.  This training will provide an overview of the affordable housing types that are available in most Counties and provide an overview of the eligibility criteria for each type as well as provide an overview of Compass Health’s housing program.

Participants will learn about:

  • Who needs affordable housing
  • Types of affordable  housing
  • Funding for affordable housing rents
  • Affordable housing for households with special needs
  • How it all fits together
  • Avenues to locate and access affordable housing

About the presenter:

Leslie Hodson, Compass Health Housing Program Manager. With over 17 years’ experience in Affordable Housing, Leslie has received multiple inspirational and achievement awards during her career and community service to others. She served as the Executive Director of Life Share, a non-profit housing organization serving homeless individuals with disabilities for several years. Leslie provided vision and leadership to a service enriched transitional housing program. As Vice Chair of Homeless Policy Task Force of Snohomish County, 2004, she raised awareness of homelessness in Snohomish County and helped develop a ten year plan to end homelessness.

Who should attend this class?

It is open to Compass Health Workforce Members and interested community members. The class is FREE. Just RSVP to register and an Outlook Invitation will be sent with the address and details about the training. Click RSVP to register.

Continuing Education Credits

3 Continuing Education Credits from NASW WA: Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Counselors, and Mental Health Counselors.

What participants are saying about this course:

“Very useful and relevant information. I have never really known the process or resources for homeless people. This was very helpful! I feel I can speak more confidently and refer people to the right place now.”

“Expanded my knowledge on what Compass is doing with our housing issue.”

“Wonderful to add to my ‘housing toolkit.’ ”

“My ability to navigate the topic with clients has vastly improved!”

“Amazing training 10/10 would recommend to colleagues.”

“Presenter was very concise and clear – my two favorite things!”

The details:

As the class begins promptly, please arrive ten minutes early. Those who arrive late may be asked to leave without a refund or credit.

Those who stay to the end of class will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will not be issued to those leaving early.

After registration is received, an Outlook Invitation with details and the exact location will be sent. Accept the invitation and we will know you are coming. If you do not receive an Outlook Invitation in three to five days, please contact us. We do not allow drop-ins.

Please contact the Training Department at least ten days prior to the training if you have a disability or require special accommodations.

Cancellations must be made emailed and received no later than seven days prior to the event. 

Email: compasstraining@compassh.org