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3 Marin Housing Authority Programs Gayle Suits Gayle Suits 1. Supportive Housing Programs June Miyake June Miyake 2. Family Self-Sufficiency HCV & PH June Palladino June Palladino 3. Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Bernadette Stuart Bernadette Stuart 2 Todays Content

4 A public non-profit created pursuant to the Health and Safety Code of the State of California. A public non-profit created pursuant to the Health and Safety Code of the State of California. Authorized to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people. Authorized to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people. Empowered by State and Federal Law to acquire property, develop housing, issue tax exempt bonds, enter into mortgages, trusts, & leases; condemn property, borrow money, accept grants and manage property to accomplish its purpose. Empowered by State and Federal Law to acquire property, develop housing, issue tax exempt bonds, enter into mortgages, trusts, & leases; condemn property, borrow money, accept grants and manage property to accomplish its purpose. 3 What Is A Housing Authority?

5 An independent public agency that has contracts with local, state and federal governments. An independent public agency that has contracts with local, state and federal governments. Required to follow federal regulations. Required to follow federal regulations. Receives subsidies and grants from U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Receives subsidies and grants from U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 4 Continued… What Is A Housing Authority?

6 1942 Established to administer wartime housing. 1942 Established to administer wartime housing. 5 MHA History

7 1960 Completes Marin City Family Public Housing 1960 Completes Marin City Family Public Housing 6 Golden Gate Village High-Rise 168 Golden Gate Village Low-Rise 132

8 1968 ~ 1971 constructs FIVE elderly developments. 1968 ~ 1971 constructs FIVE elderly developments. 7 Kruger Pines 56 Casa Nova 40 Golden Hinde 40 Venetia Oaks 36 Homestead Terrace 28

9 To assist low and moderate income residents of Marin to secure and maintain high quality affordable housing. 8 Mission Statement

10 Governed by local Commission appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors Governed by local Commission appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors 2012 Board of Commissioners 1. Susan Adams 5. Judy Arnold 2. Katie Rice 6. Homer Hall 3. Kathrin Sears 7. Rob Simon 4. Steve Kinsey 9 Board of Commissioners

11 Resident Advisory Board (RAB) Resident Advisory Board (RAB) Provides input and shares information about tenant needs to assist the agency in developing the Public Housing Authoritys Annual Plan and Admissions & Continued Occupancy Plan. Agency-Wide Resident Council (AWRC) Agency-Wide Resident Council (AWRC) Provides a forum to hear and consider the needs of all public housing residents in Marin County. Holds monthly meetings at rotating developments. 10 Tenant Involvement

12 11 MHA Programs Asset Management Projects (Public Housing) Asset Management Projects (Public Housing) AMP 1: Golden Gate Village Family Housing AMP 1: Golden Gate Village Family Housing AMP 2: Elderly & Disabled Housing AMP 2: Elderly & Disabled Housing Housing Choice Vouchers Housing Choice Vouchers Homeownership Programs Homeownership Programs Supportive Housing Programs Supportive Housing Programs

13 Public Housing is rental housing built to provide safe and affordable places for low-income families, elderly and disabled. Marins Public Housing Elderly/Disabled at 5 developments200 Elderly/Disabled at 5 developments200 Family Housing Golden Gate Village296 Family Housing Golden Gate Village296 Total Public Housing 496 Total Public Housing 496 12 Public Housing

14 Voucher allows low-income families to choose and rent safe, decent and affordable privately owned rental housing. Voucher allows low-income families to choose and rent safe, decent and affordable privately owned rental housing. Housing is inspected, rental assistance approved: Housing is inspected, rental assistance approved: a) Tenant pays 30% of income for rent to landlord. b) PHA makes Housing Assistance Payment to landlord. Total Marin County Vouchers: H: 2,067 P: 8,422 Total Marin County Vouchers: H: 2,067 P: 8,422 13 Housing Choice Vouchers

15 Open To The Public Open To The Public Income Limits Apply 120% of Median Income Income Limits Apply 120% of Median Income Below Market Rate Lottery Below Market Rate Lottery Rehabilitation Loan Rehabilitation Loan Novato Units at Hamilton Air Force Base Novato Units at Hamilton Air Force Base Mortgage Credit Certificate Program Mortgage Credit Certificate Program 14 BMR Homeownership

16 Allows Section 8 Voucher Holders to apply housing subsidy toward a mortgage. Allows Section 8 Voucher Holders to apply housing subsidy toward a mortgage. Requirements Requirements Section 8 Voucher holder for one year Section 8 Voucher holder for one year Down Payment 10-20% of purchase price Down Payment 10-20% of purchase price Good Credit 650+ Good Credit 650+ Ability to qualify for a loan Ability to qualify for a loan Housing Subsidy continues Housing Subsidy continues 30 years if Elderly or Disabled 30 years if Elderly or Disabled 15 years if not 15 years if not 15 HCV-HO Program

17 Utilize Escrow Account from FSS Program Utilize Escrow Account from FSS Program Purchase through BMR Program or Open Market Purchase through BMR Program or Open Market Down Payment Assistance Available Down Payment Assistance Available 25 Homeowners on the HCV-HO Program 25 Homeowners on the HCV-HO Program 16 HCV-HO Highlights

18 Thank you! Thank you! 17 Any Questions?

19 Supportive Housing Programs June Miyake Director of Supportive Housing Marin Housing Authority 18

20 Supportive Housing Programs Shelter + Care (Gail, Laura, Mimi, Angela) Shelter + Care (Gail, Laura, Mimi, Angela) Home Connection (Cheryl) Home Connection (Cheryl) HOPWA (Cheryl) HOPWA (Cheryl) FSS-HCV (Gayle, Kathleen) FSS-HCV (Gayle, Kathleen) FSS-PH (June) FSS-PH (June) ROSS-ED (Bernadette) ROSS-ED (Bernadette) 19

21 Total People Served 2011 Shelter + Care 140 Shelter + Care 140 Home Connection Start Up Phase Home Connection Start Up Phase HOPWA 35 HOPWA 35 FSS-PH 145 FSS-PH 145 FSS-HCV 160 FSS-HCV 160 ROSS-ED 146 ROSS-ED 146 TOTAL 626 20

22 2011 Budget for SHP $2,310,000 21

23 Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Provides rental assistance with supportive services. Provides rental assistance with supportive services. Assists hard to serve homeless & disabled and their families. Assists hard to serve homeless & disabled and their families. Focus on Marin residents with serious mental illness. Focus on Marin residents with serious mental illness. Funding: HUD McKinney-Vento and Marin County HHS-CMHS Funding: HUD McKinney-Vento and Marin County HHS-CMHSObjective: Access health/mental health care, symptom management, increased access to community services and resources. Goal: Supports long-term housing through case management. Outcome: Reduce homelessness, hospitalizations and incarcerations. 22

24 Home Connection of Marin Matching housemates service. Matching housemates service. Connects housing providers with seekers. Connects housing providers with seekers. Offers criminal and sex offender screening Offers criminal and sex offender screening Provides lower housing costs, security and companionship to home owners. Provides lower housing costs, security and companionship to home owners. 23

25 Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA) Provides long term rental assistance and service coordination for individuals and families who are living with HIV or AIDS. Provides long term rental assistance and service coordination for individuals and families who are living with HIV or AIDS. Allows participants to lease privately owned apartments and receive a rental subsidy based on their income level and family composition. Allows participants to lease privately owned apartments and receive a rental subsidy based on their income level and family composition. 24

26 Family Self-Sufficiency Public Housing Case Management services for families in Marin City Public Housing. Case Management services for families in Marin City Public Housing. Housing Choice Voucher Case Management services for families in Section 8 Voucher Program. Case Management services for families in Section 8 Voucher Program. FSS is for families who are working to achieve educational and employment goals and becoming independent of public assistance. 25

27 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Elderly/Disabled Provides assistance with tenant management through coordinating supportive services. Provides assistance with tenant management through coordinating supportive services. Offers housing help and supportive counseling to help tenants maintain housing and age-in-place. Offers housing help and supportive counseling to help tenants maintain housing and age-in-place. 26

28 27 1.Adopt-A-Family 2.APS, IHSS 3.Buckelew Programs 4.Canal Alliance 5.CenterPoint 6.Community Action Marin 7.Fair Housing Marin 7.Fair Housing Marin 8.Family Action of Marin 9.Family Services Agency 10.Habitat for Humanity 11.Helen Vine 12.HHS-CMHS, STAR, HOPE 13.Homeward Bound 14.JFCS 15.Legal Aid of Marin 16.Marin Aids Project 17.Marin Comm. Clinic 18.Marin General 19.Marin Treatment Center 20.MCCDC, MCIL, MEC 21.NBC Voyager 22.Novato Human Needs 23.Odyssey 24.Probation & Police Dept. 25.Ritter Center 25.Ritter Center 26.SparkPoint 27.St. Vincent de Paul 28.Whistlestop Community Partners

29 Any Questions? Thank you! Thank you! 28

30 Marin Housings Family Self-Sufficiency Program 29 Presented by June Palladino

31 WHAT IS FSS? Five Year Employment Program Five Year Employment Program Offered to HCV and PH residents Offered to HCV and PH residents Provides case management and support Provides case management and support Individualized Goal Setting Individualized Goal Setting Employment Education Health Financial Financial Incentive Financial Incentive Escrow Account 30

32 HUD Objectives Reduce dependency of low-income families on public assistance and on rental subsidies. Reduce dependency of low-income families on public assistance and on rental subsidies. Coordinate with public and private resources to enable participants to: Coordinate with public and private resources to enable participants to: 1.INCREASE earned income 2.INCREASE financial literacy 31

33 FSS History Need for Services & Incentives with Housing Need for Services & Incentives with Housing 1990 HUD Established FSS program. 1990 HUD Established FSS program. 1992 MHA Adopted the program 1992 MHA Adopted the program Two Programs FSS-HCV & FSS-PH Two Programs FSS-HCV & FSS-PH 253 Graduates 253 Graduates 51 Families Purchased Homes 51 Families Purchased Homes 32

34 2011 HIGHLIGHTS HCV FSS Public Housing FSS 120 Households Served 120 Households Served 68 Escrow Accounts 68 Escrow Accounts 13 Graduates 13 Graduates Average Escrow $16,000 Average Escrow $16,000 5 New Homeowners 5 New Homeowners 50 Households Served 50 Households Served 28 Escrow Accounts 28 Escrow Accounts 3 Graduates 3 Graduates Average Escrow $1635 Average Escrow $1635 10 Move-Outs of PH 10 Move-Outs of PH 33

35 Program Process 34Completion Update Goals Sign Contract Goal Setting Intake Orientation

36 Case Management Referrals and Resources Employment Search Employment Search Small Business Development Small Business Development Financial Assistance Financial Assistance Financial Aid Planning Financial Aid Planning Counseling Counseling IDA accounts IDA accounts Financial Management Financial Management Credit Repair Credit Repair Homeownership Homeownership Counseling & Education Counseling & Education Goal Setting Goal Setting Problem Solving Problem Solving Resume Development Resume Development Housing Advocacy Housing Advocacy Housing Assistance Housing Assistance 35 Direct Support In House

37 Measurements for Success Earn high school diploma/GED Earn high school diploma/GED Earn higher education (AA/BA) or Certificate Earn higher education (AA/BA) or Certificate Obtain Career Path Employment Obtain Career Path Employment Increase Wages Increase Wages Reduce the need of benefits from one or more public assistance programs Reduce the need of benefits from one or more public assistance programs 36

38 FSS Escrow Account 37 escrow account is savings and credit is an amount that a familys rent increases as the result of an increase in earned income Savings comes from HAP in HCV Rent in PH Calculated at rent calculation Incentive Incentive Increase wages & allow rent to go up Increase wages & allow rent to go up Asset building program Asset building program MHA saves $$ on behalf of FSS participant MHA saves $$ on behalf of FSS participant Client portion of rent increases Client portion of rent increases Subsidy is saved and put into escrow Subsidy is saved and put into escrow Disbursed to family when goals are completed Disbursed to family when goals are completed

39 Program Completion 1)Employment 2)Complete FSS Goals 3)Off Cash Aid for final 12 months 4)Maintained good standing with MHA 38

40 Any Questions? Thank you! 39

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42 Low income elderly, disabled and previously homeless residents face issues including: * poor health *lack of access to needed services *poverty*lack of transportation *Isolation*insufficient state and local resources MHA is aware of the need for additional services to residents to help reduce the need for out-of- home placement. HUD ROSS Grant serves five elderly/disabled properties in Marin County, totaling 200 units. 41

43 Quarterly Newsletter Weekly Site Visits Annual Survey Door-to-Door Outreach Identify needs and encourage residents to make use of services. Inform residents of services available through community providers. 42

44 43 Tenant Satisfaction Housing Help Lease Understanding Recertification IHSSMSSPHospice Food Food Pantry Brown Bag Meals on Wheels MedicalInsurance Health Wellness VisionDental TransportationPublic Whistle Stop NHN VA Transportation Social Support Site Based Support Community Senior Circle Womens Group Counseling Crisis Intervention Brief Counseling Referral CMH

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46 Expand supportive services to needy residents. Improve the quality-of-life of residents. Enable residents to age-in-place and prevent out-of-home placement. Partnership between the HHS, DAAS, VA, JFCS, NHN, SF/Marin Food Bank etc., ensures that most needy residents are served and residents have access to additional services. 45

47 Represents FSS & ROSS programs May provide input on FSS & ROSS programs Includes all stakeholders: CBOs & Local Government that serve residents PH Resident, or Resident Council Member, or HCV Participant, and PHA Representatives Program Coordinating Committee

48 PCC Responsibilities Commitment to building community partnerships to provide support services. Coordinate support services with MHA. Inform and educate residents and staff to promote quality-of-life and economic self-sufficiency.

49 PCC Today Meet four times a year. Share information and resources that serve Marin County low-income residents. Continue our commitment to partnerships to build relationships and offer resources that aid our mutual clients.

50 PCC Survey 2012 Please complete a Survey. Results at the next PCC meeting. Identify Gaps and Action Steps to fill Gaps. Thank you!


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