1986- First Community Plan to address homelessness Goals: Develop more affordable housing Goals: Increase access to rehabilitation services and transitional housing Goal: Develop Coordinating Body Winston-Salem COC Background & Progress
2005- Blue Ribbon Taskforce on Homelessness Goals: 598 Units of SH Goals: Implement Housing First Strategy Goals: Eliminate Chronic Homelessness 2006- City/County/United Way partnership 2007- 1 st Project Homeless Connect 2007- 1 st SOAR worker formed 2009- “HPRP” Program: Rapid Re-Housing 2011- Programs for homeless veterans 2013- Coordinated Intake Background & Progress Cont.
Develop 598 Units of Supportive Housing End Chronic Homelessness Housing First response to homelessness (goal of place ment within 30 days). First Resource Center that serves as a central access to housing placement Improve access through discharge planning and service linkage agreements with mainstream resource systems Ensure the availability of employment and training services Develop performance measurement strategies to set outcome benchmarks, collect data, and track ongoing performance and needs at the program and sys-tem- levels.
Housing First response to homelessness (goal of placement within 30 days) MPR, Forsyth Futures 2013
Dedication & Prioritization of Beds Chronic & Vulnerable Persons First Coordinated Assessment/Standardized Tool Single list for Permanent Supportive Housing Evidence of a Person’s Status
Length of time homeless Returns to homelessness Number of homeless persons Jobs & income growth of persons served First-time homeless persons Preventing homelessness Successful housing placement
Housing placement & retention Increases in client incomes Employment income Non-employment income Non-cash income % of Chronic Homeless persons served Data completeness score Cost per successful housing outcome
Andrea Kurtz, JD Senior Director, Housing Strategies United Way of Forsyth County 336-721-9373 Andrea.firstname.lastname@example.org Tim West, Program Supervisor City of Winston-Salem 336-734-1305 email@example.com