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1 Homelessness in Orange County Homelessness in Orange County Orange County Government Board of County Commission Meeting January 29, 2013

2 Presentation Outline Defining Homelessness Homeless Data National, State, Local 2012 Point in Time Count Homeless Children & Families Local Project Updates Best Practices Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

3 What is Homelessness? HUD Definition: People who are living in a place not meant for human habitation, in emergency shelter, in transitional housing, or are exiting an institution where they temporarily resided.

4 What is Homelessness? HUD Definition (Contd): People who are losing their primary nighttime residence, which may include a motel, hotel or a doubled up situation, within 14 days and lack resources or support networks to remain in housing.

5 What is Homelessness? HUD Definition (Contd): Families with children or unaccompanied youth who are unstably housed and likely to continue in that state.

6 What is Homelessness? HUD Definition (Contd): People who are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, have no other residence, and lack the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.

7 Presentation Outline Defining Homelessness Homeless Data National, State, Local 2012 Point in Time Count Homeless Children & Families Local Project Updates Best Practices Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

8 National Homelessness According to National Alliance to End Homelessness – Over 600,000 homeless annually since % are Veterans 40% are Families 16% are chronically homeless

9 Florida Homelessness Homelessness in Florida Florida continues to rank the 3 rd highest in number of homeless individuals California – 135,928 New York - 63,445 Florida - 54,300

10 Florida Homelessness Florida unemployment and foreclosures are key factors to high numbers of homeless Over 1M Floridians unemployed Over 750,000 Floridians have lost their homes in the last 5 years

11 Local Homelessness

12 Presentation Outline Defining Homelessness Homeless Data National, State, Local 2012 Point in Time Count Homeless Children & Families Local Project Updates Best Practices Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

13 Local Homelessness Orange County 2012 Point In Time Count* 2,897 Homeless on any given night 1,862 Sheltered 1,035 Unsheltered 5,476 Orange County citizens will experience homelessness in 2012 * Conducted by Homeless Services Network in partnership with UCF

14 Orange County Homelessness

15 Homelessness 2012 Point in Time Count (continued): 60% of tri-county regions homeless are in Orange County 25% were employed in 2011 (48% in 2008) 20% are veterans (National Avg 10%) Of our homeless, 20% are chronically homeless, and many with disabilities (National Avg 16%)

16 Homelessness Stages of Homelessness Precariously Housed Housing is more than 50% of income Weekly Rentals Motels/hotels Sheltered Homeless Emergency, transitional housing Unsheltered Homeless Living on the streets, in camps

17 Gap Analysis/Homelessness Orange County Housing Needs: Individuals TypeNeedsAvailable Gap Emergency Shelters Transitional Permanent Supportive Housing Housing Needs: Families TypeNeedsAvailable Gap Emergency Shelters Transitional Permanent Supportive Housing 1000

18 Presentation Outline Defining Homelessness Homeless Data National, State, Local 2012 Point in Time Count Homeless Children & Families Local Project Updates Best Practices Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

19 Homeless Children

20 79% are living illegally doubled up 13% are living in motels 6% in shelters 1% are living in cars, vans, tents, and parks <1% awaiting foster care placement National attention in Central Florida with a 57% increase since 2007

21 Presentation Outline Defining Homelessness Homeless Data National, State, Local 2012 Point in Time Count Homeless Children & Families Local Project Updates Best Practices Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

22 East Orange Homeless Resource Center Update Samaritan Resource Center is delivering services at the NCF one day per week Renovation planning is underway Operational plans are being finalized Partnerships, development and fundraising are emerging VA has applied for a grant to extend services to the site

23 East Orange Homeless Resource Center Update Anticipated opening late 2013 early 2014

24 Mens Service Center Update Construction is on-going $6.1M allocated for construction – CDBG $1.9 paid to contractor through Oct. 31, ,000 square foot facility Providing services to 250 homeless men Substantial completion date Sept. 2013

25 Mens Service Center Update

26 Presentation Outline Defining Homelessness Homeless Data National, State, Local 2012 Point in Time Count Homeless Children & Families Local Project Updates Best Practices Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

27 Best Practices/Whats Working Nationally Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Transition in Place (TIP) relies on existing housing inventory Using TANF dollars/funding to re-house families quickly Housing First Model Private/Public Partnerships – Community Leadership – Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

28 Presentation Outline Defining Homelessness Homeless Data National, State, Local 2012 Point in Time Count Homeless Children & Families Local Project Updates Best Practices Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

29 Central Florida Commission on Homelessness John Hillenmeyer, Managing Chair

30 The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness Initially created as a 4 jurisdictions partnership June of 2007 Permanent Commission formed February of 2008 Working budget of $900,000 for the next three years Orange County has pledged to support $200,000 over the next three years Recently re-organized with new structure

31 The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness Revised Mission New Structures Board Responsibilities Current Strategies/Status

32 CFCH Mission TO SERVE AS A CATALYST TO – Inspire provider collaboration – Increase public awareness – Identify and develop sustainable resources Thus, leading to better solutions in serving and reducing the homeless populations in Central Florida

33 New Structures Incorporated as private not for profit 501-(c)-(3) status pending Committees to include: –Providers council –Funders council –Communications and advocacy council Management to initially be one executive; one support position; and one or two analysts

34 Board Responsibilities Normal Board responsibilities – participate, fiduciary duties, advocate Become educated on the issue Help develop innovative and best practice approaches to the issue Use personal and organizational influence to carry out strategies; encourage integrated actions; support public policy changes Spokesperson for the issue

35 Regional Commission on Homelessness Membership Sen. Mel Martinez, JP Morgan Chase Belvin Perry, Jr., 9 th Circuit Court Cathy Jackson, HSN Angela Woods, Darden Craig S. Miller, MPRS Pam Nabors, Workforce Central Florida Jacob Stuart, CFl Partnership Bob Miles, Orlando Health Tracy Schmidt, CNL Financial Group Eddie Soler, Florida Hospital David Pace, CBRE Michael Harford, Osceola County Commissioner Mark Brewer, Community Foundation of CF Stephanie Young, Walt Disney World Brenda Carey, Seminole County Commissioner Rasesh Thakkar, Tavistock Group Robert H. Brown, HFUW Timothy Liezert, VA Medical Center Mark Waltrip, Westgate Resorts Joel Hunter, Northland Community Church Alex Martins, Orlando Magic John Hillenmeyer, TW2 Co Chairs - Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange County & Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando

36 Strategies Collaboration of providers essential; better coordinate services, build a network Funders, private and public, try to incentivize providers around priorities Sustainable funding is necessary for long term impact The story of the homeless must be told better to engage public support

37 Homelessness in Orange County Homelessness in Orange County Orange County Government Board of County Commission Meeting January 29, 2013


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