The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)in collaboration with Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania, is providing Home Visitors, Family Support program staff, and Early intervention staff with resources to support families with young children to secure affordable and/or accessible housing.

January 26, 2021: PREP Implementation Lunch ‘n Learn

Join us to learn how to set up PREP in your community. PREP is a training that discusses the intricacies of housing from beginning to end, touching on locating, obtaining, and maintain housing. You’ll also be able to hear from panelists across the state who have successfully established a PREP training in their community. Whether you’ve attended SDHP’s PREP Train the Trainer or not, you are invited to come and learn how to begin the process of implementation.  It is recommended that you review the PREP Curriculum and materials prior to attending the Jan. 26, 2021, session.  Find the materials at the PA Home Visiting website. See the flyer for registration information.


Navigating Income-Based Housing Options 

Navigating Income-Based Housing Options is a 40-minute webinar that can be watched at any time.  The webinar and accompanying handouts are designed to help home visitors and providers in Family Support and Early Intervention programs to:

  • better understand general housing information and definitions,
  • know what types of income-based housing options exist, and
  • learn more about best practices when applying for housing and appealing decisions.

Access the pre-recorded webinar.


Prepared Renter Education Program (PREP) Curriculum and Webinar Materials

Regional PREP webinars were held in October and November of 2020.  The webinars introduced the PREP Train the Trainer curriculum for staff who are assisting families to secure affordable and/or accessible housing. The PREP materials include:

  • The PREP Manual, include the appendices and worksheets for use with clients,
  • Packets of regional resources for each Pennsylvania region; and
  • Slides from the webinar.

Download the materials.


Save-the-Date Jan 26, 2021: Prepared Renter Education Program (PREP) Implementation Webinar

The next phase of the PREP training – the Implementation Webinar – will be held on  Jan. 26, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The PREP Implementation Webinar is designed to assist interested participants who have completed the PREP Train the Trainer webinar to explore and define how PREP might be used within their existing programs. The webinar will draw from the experiences and examples of Pennsylvania communities who have fully integrated PREP into their service delivery.  Presenters  will facilitate a discussion on available funding, different program designs, and lessons learned.

Registration details will be coming soon!