Presentation on theme: "Understanding and Facilitating the Implementation of Effective Models of Housing and Support Dominic Flanagan Executive Director, Supportive Housing &"— Presentation transcript:
Understanding and Facilitating the Implementation of Effective Models of Housing and Support Dominic Flanagan Executive Director, Supportive Housing & Programs BC Housing November 4, 2014
Introduction BC Housing is working toward creating more successful tenancies for vulnerable populations by providing a range of programs, engaging the right partners and providing the right kind of supports.
Housing solutions for healthier futures BC Housing Organization MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR HOUSING Honourable Rich Coleman BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Shayne Ramsay OPERATIONAL BRANCHESSUPPORT BRANCHES
Partnership Model Health Authorities Local Government BC Housing Non-Profit Housing Provider Federal Government Private/Voluntary Sector
2006 Focus on housing our most vulnerable citizens New approaches to affordable housing Redevelopment of existing housing stock Housing Matters BC
The Homelessness Housing Continuum Outreach Shelters Single Room Occupancy Hotels Private market rent supplements New supported housing
Purpose built Supportive Housing. Continuum of housing with support services. Strategic partnerships to address homelessness, mental illness and addiction. Local government agreements. Supportive Housing
Sanford Apartments 62 self-contained supportive housing units 24-7 on-site staff Located at 7th and Fir in Vancouver Construction funding from BCH, CoV, and S2H Ongoing subsidies and support service funding from BCH & VCH
Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT) Needed common assessment tool to: Assess eligibility for supportive housing Assess support needs of applicants Inform housing placements to create a healthy tenant mix Create fair/transparent process
10 Domains of Vulnerability 1 - Survival Skills 2 - Basic Needs 3 - Indicated Mortality Risk 4 - Medical Risk 5 - Organization/Orientation 6 - Mental Health 7 - Substance Use 8 - Communication 9 - Social Behaviours 10 - Homelessness
Outreach with Rent Supplements Primary target street homeless Scattered private market rentals Rental supplement plus one-time costs Supports provided through outreach staff Partnerships with non-profit housing providers and health authorities
Homeless Prevention Program Announced in October 2014 Budget of $12.5 million Federal / Provincial partnership Target populations: - Leaving Institutions (corrections; acute care) - Women and Children Fleeing Violence - Youth - Aboriginal Peoples
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