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1 Lucas Place II BAQ Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities Evansville, IN

2 Lucas Place II Project Overview

3 The Need One out of every three homeless individuals is a veteranOne out of every three homeless individuals is a veteran Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless Veterans are particularly at risk of falling into homelessness Veterans are particularly at risk of falling into homelessness Lack of affordable housing is the biggest driver of homelessness Lack of affordable housing is the biggest driver of homelessness Lack of supportive housing for veterans in Evansville, IN Lack of supportive housing for veterans in Evansville, IN

4 The Solution: Project Vision ECHO Housing Corporation and partners will establish Lucas Place II, a supportive housing apartment complex for disabled homeless veterans in Evansville, IN. ECHO Housing Corporation and partners will establish Lucas Place II, a supportive housing apartment complex for disabled homeless veterans in Evansville, IN. Clients will live in comfortable one bedroom apartments and have access to a menu of supportive services that is defined by the residents needs with resident input and evaluation. Clients will live in comfortable one bedroom apartments and have access to a menu of supportive services that is defined by the residents needs with resident input and evaluation.

5 Project Partners ECHO Housing Corporation ECHO Housing Corporation Owner, Property Manager, Fiscal Agent, Service Owner, Property Manager, Fiscal Agent, Service Provider Provider ECHO Housing Corporation currently operates: ECHO Housing Corporation currently operates: Lucas Place Transitional Housing - for Homeless Lucas Place Transitional Housing - for Homeless Families Families New Start – Permanent Supportive Housing for New Start – Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Individuals with Disabilities Homeless Individuals with Disabilities Property acquisition, rehab and rental Property acquisition, rehab and rental management - for low to moderate income management - for low to moderate income families families

6 Project Partners (Cont) City of Evansville Gayl Killough, Community Development Specialist Vet Center of Evansville, IN Jack Weber, MSW and veteran Additional service provider and referrals VPS Architecture Mike Shoulders CEO, AIA, AICP, LEED, AP Project architect

7 Project Concept

8 Target Population Homeless Veterans – Individuals, both male and female Homeless Veterans – Individuals, both male and female History – Physical and mental health disabilities, chronic illness, chemical dependency History – Physical and mental health disabilities, chronic illness, chemical dependency Families and couples can be served through other ECHO programs.

9 Provided Services Tenant involvement in planning, design, implementation and evaluation of supportive services Tenant involvement in planning, design, implementation and evaluation of supportive services On site case manager with background as a service provider for veterans or with military experience On site case manager with background as a service provider for veterans or with military experience Participation in services is voluntary and not a condition of tenancy.

10 Community Benefit Address critical community need Address critical community need Enhanced community development Enhanced community development Located in Jacobsville Community, designated a redevelopment area by the City of Evansville. Located in Jacobsville Community, designated a redevelopment area by the City of Evansville. Contribute to neighborhood stability (36% of neighborhood residents and 52% of children are below poverty level) Contribute to neighborhood stability (36% of neighborhood residents and 52% of children are below poverty level) Meet the goals of Destination Home – Evansvilles 10 year plan to end homelessness Meet the goals of Destination Home – Evansvilles 10 year plan to end homelessness

11 Composition New Construction New Construction Three story apartment complex Three story apartment complex 27 – one bedroom units 27 – one bedroom units On site case manager On site case manager Laundry room Laundry room Exercise Area Exercise Area Meeting/community room with computer access Meeting/community room with computer access Outside garden area for Lucas Place II and area residents Outside garden area for Lucas Place II and area residents

12 Lucas Place II BAQ Proposed Lucas Place II Perspective

13 Lucas Place II BAQ 1st Floor Plan2nd Floor Plan

14 Geographic Location / Site Plan Proposed Lucas Place II 114 W. Michigan

15 Location Rationale Across the street from Lucas Place and ECHO Housing Corporation offices Across the street from Lucas Place and ECHO Housing Corporation offices Site Secure Site Secure Access to bus line and public transportation Access to bus line and public transportation Close to community college Close to community college

16 Location Rationale (Cont) Walking distance to: Restaurants Restaurants Hospital Hospital Community Health Clinic Community Health Clinic Pharmacy Pharmacy Grocery Store Grocery Store Government services including post office Government services including post office Library Library Churches Churches Day Care Day Care

17 Development

18 Development Budget Pre-Development$ 50,000 Pre-Development$ 50,000 Construction Costs 2,500,000 Construction Costs 2,500,000 Professional Fees 150,000 Professional Fees 150,000 Developer Fee 100,000 Developer Fee 100,000 Total $2,800,000

19 Community Partners Corporation for Supportive Housing Corporation for Supportive Housing Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority City of Evansville City of Evansville Vet Center of Evansville Vet Center of Evansville VA Medical Center VA Medical Center VPS Architecture VPS Architecture

20 Facility Management Office Procedures Office Procedures Client Selection Process Client Selection Process Waiting List Management Waiting List Management Rent assessment and collection (30 % of earned income) Rent assessment and collection (30 % of earned income) Eviction prevention procedure Eviction prevention procedure

21 Facility Maintenance Property Manager – ECHO Housing Corporation Property Manager – ECHO Housing Corporation Scheduling of service technicians based on a recorded work order system Scheduling of service technicians based on a recorded work order system Maintenance and grounds keeping schedule Maintenance and grounds keeping schedule Preventative Maintenance Preventative Maintenance Routine Housekeeping Inspections Routine Housekeeping Inspections Use of tenants for jobs where possible Use of tenants for jobs where possible

22 Social Service Delivery Voluntary Voluntary Consumer driven Consumer driven Harm reduction Harm reduction Research/Evidence based Research/Evidence based Case management with experience as veteran service provider or previous military experience Case management with experience as veteran service provider or previous military experience

23 Menu of Supportive Services Finance Finance Housing Housing Support Services Support Services Counseling Counseling Brokering Services Brokering Services Food & Clothing Bank Food & Clothing Bank Medical / Psych Services Medical / Psych Services Transportation Transportation 12-Step Support Groups 12-Step Support Groups Daily Living Skills Daily Living Skills Lost Document Retrieval Lost Document Retrieval

24 Project Budgeting and Funding

25 Total Budget Summary Pre-Development$ 50,000 Pre-Development$ 50,000 Project Development 2,750,000 Project Development 2,750,000 Operations 118,400 Operations 118,400 Supportive Services 54,500 Supportive Services 54,500

26 Potential Funding Sources Capital Capital IHCDA – HOME $ 1,000,000 IHCDA – HOME $ 1,000,000 IHCDA – CDBGD 1,000,000 IHCDA – CDBGD 1,000,000 FHLBI/AHP 750,000 FHLBI/AHP 750,000 City of Evansville/HOME 175,000 City of Evansville/HOME 175,000 (funding secured) 10/09 (funding secured) 10/09 Total Available $ 2,925,000

27 Potential Funding Sources Operating, Supportive Service, Administration Funding Sources: Operating, Supportive Service, Administration Funding Sources: IHCDA – HUD – SHP IHCDA – HUD – SHP IHCDA – HUD – VASH IHCDA – HUD – VASH IHCDA –NAP Tax Credits IHCDA –NAP Tax Credits $31,600 $31,600 City of Evansville/CHDO City of Evansville/CHDO $13,000 secured $13,000 secured Department of Veteran Affairs Department of Veteran Affairs Foundations / Corporations Foundations / Corporations

28 Project Timetable June-October Corporation for Supportive Housing Institute December Presentation to potential funding sources - Application for pre-development loan from CSH January – March EPA remediation of property January – June Funding and application process

29 Project Timetable (Cont) Construction to begin when capital funding is in place Construction to begin when capital funding is in place Two – three months prior to completion Two – three months prior to completion Hire program staff Hire program staff Establish MOUs with other service providers Establish MOUs with other service providers Begin referral and application process Begin referral and application process Rent up to be 100% complete within 120 days of units being ready for occupancy Rent up to be 100% complete within 120 days of units being ready for occupancy

30 Goals and Outcomes

31 Client Success Improved access to and coordination of services Improved access to and coordination of services Stable, affordable housing Stable, affordable housing Life skills attainment Life skills attainment Educational attainment Educational attainment Improved mental and physical health Improved mental and physical health Improved odds for self- sufficiency with need for fewer services Improved odds for self- sufficiency with need for fewer services Harm reduction Harm reduction

32 Community Impact Reduced number of homeless veterans in Evansville Reduced number of homeless veterans in Evansville Neighborhood improvement Neighborhood improvement Community pride Community pride Encouraging community partnerships Encouraging community partnerships Reduced use of shelters and emergency services Reduced use of shelters and emergency services

33 Questions & Comments?


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