As part of MLRC’s work, we provide training in housing law to organisations and individuals working in the field of homelessness. In October, MLRC held a training session in housing law for volunteers working with the Inner City Outreach Network (ICON).
The training session focused in particular on giving an overview of housing law and the law relating to homelessness, and common legal issues arising with accessing legal entitlements in relation to housing. The session also focused on areas such as accessing information under the Freedom of Information legislation and access to the Housing Assistance Payment.
In their feedback, attendees described the session as:
“Clear and incredibly useful”
“Helpful and very informative”
“Found the training very useful and informative”
Attendees also gave feedback that they found the handouts excellent with very informative and relevant content which will be a useful resource in assisting those in their community suffering from or at risk of homelessness. A number of those at the training said that the training session will make a tremendous difference in their work, particularly the training on the use of FOI requests, the clarity given on the Housing Assistance Payment, and the rules or legislation around social housing and how these should operate.
If you are interested in organising a training session by MLRC, please contact Shauna on 01 4537459 or at events@. We would be very happy to hear from you and discuss the training that would be most useful for you.