Presentation on theme: "Marin Housing Authority"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marin Housing Authority Focus on Content, Design and DeliveryProgram Coordinating CommitteeApril 19, 2012
2 Today’s Content Marin Housing Authority Programs Gayle Suits1. Supportive Housing ProgramsJune Miyake2. Family Self-Sufficiency HCV & PHJune Palladino3. Resident Opportunities and Self-SufficiencyBernadette Stuart
3 What Is A Housing Authority? 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.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.
4 Continued… What Is A Housing Authority? An independent public agency that has contracts with local, state and federal governments.Required to follow federal regulations.Receives subsidies and grants from U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
5 MHA History1942 Established to administer wartime housing.
6 Golden Gate Village High-Rise 168 Golden Gate Village Low-Rise 132 1960 Completes Marin City Family Public HousingGolden Gate Village High-Rise 168Golden Gate Village Low-Rise 132
7 1968 ~ 1971 constructs FIVE elderly developments. Casa NovaGolden HindeVenetia OaksKruger PinesHomestead Terrace 28
8 Mission StatementTo assist low and moderate income residents of Marin to secure and maintain high quality affordable housing.
9 Board of Commissioners Governed by local Commission appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors2012 Board of Commissioners1. Susan Adams Judy Arnold2. Katie Rice Homer Hall3. Kathrin Sears Rob Simon4. Steve Kinsey
10 Resident Advisory Board (RAB) Agency-Wide Resident Council (AWRC) Tenant InvolvementResident Advisory Board (RAB)Provides input and shares information about tenant needs to assist the agency in developing the Public Housing Authority’s Annual Plan and Admissions & Continued Occupancy Plan.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.
11 MHA Programs Asset Management Projects (Public Housing) AMP 1: Golden Gate Village Family HousingAMP 2: Elderly & Disabled HousingHousing Choice VouchersHomeownership ProgramsSupportive Housing ProgramsI suggest MHA Programs for heading since not all of these are solely HUD funded.
12 Marin’s Public Housing Public Housing is rental housing built to provide safe and affordable places for low-income families, elderly and disabled.Marin’s Public HousingElderly/Disabled at 5 developments 200Family Housing Golden Gate Village 296Total Public HousingDefine Eligible: Eligibility means citizen, no debt owed to the PHA, no felony violations in the last five years, what else is eligible?
13 Housing Choice Vouchers Voucher allows low-income families to choose and rent safe, decent and affordable privately owned rental housing.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
14 BMR Homeownership Open To The Public Below Market Rate Lottery Income Limits Apply 120% of Median IncomeBelow Market Rate LotteryRehabilitation LoanNovato Units at Hamilton Air Force BaseMortgage Credit Certificate ProgramBMR homeownership needs editing consider editing information here. I removed HCV HO VOUCHER- because it is NOT part of the BMR program.
15 HCV-HO ProgramAllows Section 8 Voucher Holders to apply housing subsidy toward a mortgage.RequirementsSection 8 Voucher holder for one yearDown Payment % of purchase priceGood Credit 650+Ability to qualify for a loanHousing Subsidy continues30 years if Elderly or Disabled15 years if not
16 HCV-HO Highlights Utilize Escrow Account from FSS Program Purchase through BMR Program or Open MarketDown Payment Assistance Available25 Homeowners on the HCV-HO Program
17 Any Questions? Thank you! I have provided you with a brief overview of marin housing authority, and today we are going to focus on our Supportive Housing Department and two Programs that facilitate this meeting the FSS and ROSS Programs. Thank you for joining us today and now I am going to let June talk about her department.
18 Supportive Housing Programs Presenter: June MiyakeTopic: Supportive Housing ProgramsRelationship: Director of Programs- I oversee the grants, procurement, staffing, tracking, reporting, budgeting, design and implementation of programs for Marin Housing Authority. I operate as a part of the Executive Team-Purpose of Presentation: Introduce yourself, share your education, your experience, how long you’ve been working for Marin Housing Authority, How much you enjoy working here, and your commitment to develop the design and management of your departments.Talk about your empowerment approach to management- trusting and delegating to your staff who work closely with Marin Housing tenants and community partners result in greater reward for staff and positive outcomes for clients.June MiyakeDirector of Supportive HousingMarin Housing Authority
19 Supportive Housing Programs Shelter + Care (Gail, Laura, Mimi, Angela)Home Connection (Cheryl)HOPWA (Cheryl)FSS-HCV (Gayle, Kathleen)FSS-PH (June)ROSS-ED (Bernadette)Presenter: June Miyake, Director of Supportive HousingShelter + Care is a program that provides rental assistance in connection with Supportive Services.What do the Peer Case Managers do?Home connection is a roommate matching ProgramHOPWA is Hosing for People with Aids. We provide Supportive Housing through a housing voucher that is connected to outside case management. Currently it is the Marin Aids Project that provides Case Management Services.FSS-PH is the Family Self-Sufficiency Public Housing program based in Marin City, we have a new case manager, June Palidino who will be participating in these Program Coordinating Committee.FSS-HCV is a Family Self-Sufficiency program for families with vouchers that live in private residences Gail is the Coordinator for that programROSS is the Resident Opportunities for Self Sufficiency that serves Elderly Disabled
20 Total People Served 2011 Shelter + Care 140 Supportive HousingTotal People Served 2011Shelter + CareHome Connection Start Up PhaseHOPWAFSS-PHFSS-HCVROSS-EDTOTAL
21 Supportive Housing2011 Budget for SHP $2,310,000
22 Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Supportive HousingShelter Plus Care (S+C)Provides rental assistance with supportive services.Assists hard to serve homeless & disabled and their families.Focus’ on Marin residents with serious mental illness.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.
23 Home Connection of Marin Supportive HousingHome Connection of MarinMatching housemates service.Connects housing providers with seekers.Offers criminal and sex offender screeningProvides lower housing costs, security and companionship to home owners.
24 Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA) Supportive HousingHousing 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.Allows participants to lease privately owned apartments and receive a rental subsidy based on their income level and family composition.
25 Family Self-Sufficiency Supportive HousingFamily Self-SufficiencyHousing Choice VoucherPublic HousingCase Management services for families in Marin City Public Housing.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.
26 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Elderly/Disabled Supportive HousingResident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Elderly/DisabledProvides assistance with tenant management through coordinating supportive services.Offers housing help and supportive counseling to help tenants maintain housing and age-in-place.
27 Community Partners Supportive Housing Adopt-A-Family Legal Aid of MarinAPS, IHSSMarin Aids ProjectBuckelew ProgramsMarin Comm. ClinicCanal AllianceMarin GeneralCenterPointMarin Treatment CenterCommunity Action MarinMCCDC, MCIL, MECFair Housing Marin NBC VoyagerFamily Action of MarinNovato Human NeedsFamily Services AgencyOdysseyHabitat for HumanityProbation & Police Dept.Helen VineRitter Center HHS-CMHS, STAR, HOPESparkPointHomeward BoundSt. Vincent de PaulJFCSWhistlestopThank you! Today we are here to illuminate our community partnerships. We (SHP) are mutual partners through providing housing to tenants that need supportive services. We appreciate your commitment! Now, we are going to highlight two programs, FSS and ROSS, that facilitate the Program Coordinating Committee.
28 Any Questions? Thank you! Supportive Housing Resource information and referrals about our supportive housing programs comes from our community partners.We are here to work with you and help house your clients .Our relationships are essential to continue to provide stabilization and positive outcomes for our clients.
29 Marin Housing’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program Presented by June PalladinoFamily Self-Sufficiency
30 Family Self-Sufficiency WHAT IS FSS?Five Year Employment ProgramOffered to HCV and PH residentsProvides case management and supportIndividualized Goal Setting►Employment ►Education►Health ►FinancialFinancial Incentive►Escrow AccountFamily Self-Sufficiency
31 Family Self-Sufficiency HUD ObjectivesReduce dependency of low-income families on public assistance and on rental subsidies.Coordinate with public and private resources to enable participants to:INCREASE earned incomeINCREASE financial literacyFamily Self-Sufficiency
32 Family Self-Sufficiency FSS HistoryNeed for Services & Incentives with Housing1990 HUD Established FSS program.1992 MHA Adopted the programTwo Programs FSS-HCV & FSS-PH253 Graduates51 Families Purchased HomesNumbers shown are cumulativeHCV FSS 203PH FSS 50Family Self-Sufficiency
33 Family Self-Sufficiency 2011 HIGHLIGHTSHCV FSSPublic Housing FSS120 Households Served68 Escrow Accounts13 GraduatesAverage Escrow $16,0005 New Homeowners50 Households Served28 Escrow Accounts3 GraduatesAverage Escrow $163510 Move-Outs of PHFamily Self-Sufficiency
34 Family Self-Sufficiency Program ProcessCompletionUpdate GoalsSign ContractGoal SettingIntakeOrientationFamily Self-Sufficiency
35 Case Management Referrals and Resources Direct Support In House Employment SearchSmall Business DevelopmentFinancial AssistanceFinancial Aid PlanningCounselingIDA accountsFinancial ManagementCredit RepairHomeownershipCounseling & EducationGoal SettingProblem SolvingResume DevelopmentHousing AdvocacyHousing AssistanceHistory/Background on Self-SufficiencyFamily Self-Sufficiency
36 Measurements for Success Earn high school diploma/GEDEarn higher education (AA/BA) or CertificateObtain Career Path EmploymentIncrease WagesReduce the need of benefits from one or more public assistance programsFamily Self-Sufficiency
37 Family Self-Sufficiency escrow account is savings and credit is an amount thata family’s rent increases as the result of anincrease in earned incomeSavings comes fromHAP in HCVRent in PHCalculated at rent calculationFSS Escrow AccountIncentiveIncrease wages & allow rent to go upAsset building programMHA saves $$ on behalf of FSS participantClient portion of rent increasesSubsidy is saved and put into escrowDisbursed to family when goals are completedNew Income based on WAGES: $2080 per monthNew Rent : $594 (client portion- 30% of adjusted gross income)New RENT (client portion): $594Minus- $125 (FSS contract baseline)$469 FSS Escrow CreditEscrow credits based on WAGES only- can go on 5-7 yearsIncrease in income AFTER signing FSS ContractClient pays INCREASED rent to ownerMHA-FSS deposits credit into account on behalf of client- they do not do the savingAverage disbursement $13,000 for 2011Family Self-Sufficiency
38 Family Self-Sufficiency Program CompletionEmploymentComplete FSS GoalsOff Cash Aid for final 12 monthsMaintained good standing with MHAComplete final and interim goalsAll household members off cash aid.Income to pay full rent exceeds 30%Family Self-Sufficiency
40 Resident Opportunities & Self Sufficiency Presented by B. Stuart
41 ROSS OverviewLow 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 resourcesMHA 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.
42 ROSS Outreach Quarterly Newsletter Weekly Site Visits Annual Survey Door-to-Door OutreachIdentify needs and encourage residents to make use of services.Inform residents of services available through community providers.
43 ROSS ED Needs Tenant Satisfaction Housing Help Lease Understanding RecertificationIHSSMSSPHospiceFoodFood PantryBrown BagMeals on WheelsMedicalInsuranceHealth WellnessVisionDentalTransportationPublicWhistle StopNHNVA TransportationSocial SupportSite Based SupportCommunitySenior CircleWomen’s GroupCounselingCrisis InterventionBrief CounselingReferral CMH
45 ROSS Key Benefits 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.
46 Program Coordinating Committee Represents FSS & ROSS programsMay provide input on FSS & ROSS programsIncludes all stakeholders:CBO’s & Local Government that serve residentsPH Resident, orResident Council Member, orHCV Participant, andPHA Representativeswe are here to encourage ongoing participation of CBO’s
47 PCC ResponsibilitiesCommitment 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.Vision stabilize communities.
48 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.
49 PCC Survey 2012 Please complete a Survey. Results at the next PCC meeting.Identify Gaps and Action Steps to fill Gaps.Thank you!