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Regional Task Force to End Homelessness …a work in progress, 2005 to present August 2012 South Hampton Roads Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk,

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1 Regional Task Force to End Homelessness …a work in progress, 2005 to present August 2012 South Hampton Roads Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk & Virginia Beach, VA

2 2005 Norfolks Mayor Paul Fraim invites all South Hampton Roads localities to join in ending homelessness: the Regional Task Force to End Homelessness is formed when each of the Mayors and Chairs appoint a representative. September 2005: the Task Force issues a Regional Report on Homelessness

3 SHR Regional Task Force: Participating Regional Non-profits ACCESS AIDS Care ForKids Hampton Roads Planning District Commission Our House Families Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition (PARC) Samaritan House Seton Youth Shelters The Dwelling Place The Planning Council United Way of South Hampton Roads Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation Virginia Supportive Housing Participating Jurisdictions Chesapeake Franklin Isle of Wight County Norfolk Portsmouth Southampton County Suffolk Virginia Beach

4 Regional Homeless Goal End homelessness through: Increased housing opportunities Increased services for sustainability

5 Regional Homeless Strategies Promote Best Practices Coordinate efforts Raise awareness Raise funds

6 Promote Best Practices: Host Regional Conferences Featuring United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Corporation for Supportive Housing The Healing Place Hennepin County Families and Trauma San Diego Serial Inebriate Initiative 1811 Eastlake, Seattle Motivational Interviewing The Healing Place Housing Focused Case Management The Healing Place Re-entry Faith Community

7 Coordinate Efforts: Data Regional Point in Time Counts: 2007 – 2011 Online Affordable Housing Database Regional Needs Assessment 2010 Ongoing Data Collection

8 Coordinate Efforts: Regional Permanent Supportive Housing Partnered with Virginia Supportive Housing to develop four 60-unit Single Room Occupancy (SROs) apartment buildings : Gosnold Apartments, Norfolk, 2006 Cloverleaf Apartments, Virginia Beach, 2008 South Bay Apartments, Portsmouth, 2010 Herons Landing Apartments, Chesapeake, anticipated 2012

9 Gosnold Apartments in Norfolk Before Today With the adaptive reuse of the RC Cola bottling warehouse, Gosnold Apartments opened in December Gosnold is the first permanent supportive housing development for homeless adults in the region, and the first regionally-supported studio apartments for homeless single adults in the nation.

10 Cloverleaf Apartments in Virginia Beach Cloverleaf Apartments opened in 2008 and is the first SRO to be certified by EarthCraft of Virginia for energy and resource efficiency. Cloverleaf is an adaptive reuse of College Park Skating Rink.

11 South Bay Apartments in Portsmouth South Bay is the third regional SRO and opened in This development was built on land donated by the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

12 Herons Landing in Chesapeake will be the fourth regional SRO, and is expected to open in November Before Today

13 Coordinate Efforts: The Healing Place Residential Substance Abuse Recovery Regional Healing Place Committee: Site Visits: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Produce Business Plan 2011 Form Board of Directors Advocate for Va. network of Healing Places: The Healing Place of Wake County

14 Coordinate Efforts: Hire Regional Coordinator 2011 Merge Continuum of Care (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) application process: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Western Tidewater 2011 Disconnected Youth Committee ,000 HOMES Campaign Regional Reports

15 Raise Awareness: A Sleep in the Park, Leadership Hampton Roads, 2007 Hampton Roads Housing Coalition Across the Region Award, 2009

16 Raise Funds: Eight local governments Local foundations Dragas Family Foundation Businesses Faith community Individual citizens Merged Continuum of Care process A Sleep in the Park fundraiser Four regional SROs Continuum of Care Projects SHR 2010 Housing Needs Assessment Regional Coordinator From For

17 Vision for the future End homelessness in South Hampton Roads Incorporate Task Force Implement sustainability plan Measure success


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