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1 Creating Supportive Housing Initiatives National Association of Counties Corporation for Supportive Housing Recruitment, Placement and Retention June 8, 2012

2 Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Volunteers of America – housing experience Amity Foundation Goodwill Industries Union Rescue Mission/Eimago Tarzana Treatment Center Corporation for Supportive Housing Just In Reach Pilot Partners:

3 Provides comprehensive support services and linkages to housing for individuals The program focuses on those who have been in jail three times within the past three years and homeless three times within the past five years. Twenty-five percent (25%) of those served meet the HUD definition of chronic homelessness Just In Reach

4 Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Population: 18,000 – 22,000 inmates. 10% are homeless Community Transition Unit –Established in 2001 as reentry planning unit. Goal to break the cycle of recidivism by creating quality reentry plans for inmates. –Funded by the Inmate Welfare Fund. –2006, the CTU’s focus shifted to homeless inmates. –18 Custody Assistants act as case managers for the inmates.

5 Funding $1.5M Homeless Prevention Initiative CSH $250,000 Success: 122 permanently housed 33% recidivism rate – 77% is general population rate 84% Housing Retention Just In Reach Pilot

6 Services (Recruitment): –Case management – begins in jail and continues upon release and into PSH –Legal Advocacy & Diversion –Employment and Housing groups both in jail –Mentoring - Second Chance Act Mentoring grant. Coordinator provides in-reach assessment –Benefits Advocacy – CTU and case manager (ID and GR) Just In Reach Pilot

7 Services: –Benefits Advocacy – case manager (SSI) –Legal Advocacy (parole) –Temporary Housing (dry & wet) –Employment Assistance –Drug and Alcohol Treatment – residential and outpatient –Linkages to community services: Mental Health Services, DV, schools Just In Reach Pilot

8 Services – Housing Placement: –Housing Needs Assessment –Assistance in conducting searches –Housing Workshops (skills building – applications, what to look for in an apartment and community, negotiating with landlord) –Move in Assistance – (deposits, furniture, linen, dishes, etc.) Just In Reach Pilot

9 Services – Housing Retention: –Regular Home Visits (housing staff, mentor and/or case manager) –JIR celebrations – Client/Tenant/Landlord/Employer Events –Family Services –Phone Calls –JIR Community –Flex funds Just In Reach Pilot

10 Housing Resources: –Private Landlords – Landlord Advisory Board helped to recruit others –Permanent Supportive Housing Providers –Affordable Housing Providers –VASH Just In Reach Pilot

11 Goal: an additional 44 housed Partners: VOA Amity Foundation Walden House Funding: $200,000 – CSH $150,000 – County Supervisor $350,000 - LASD Just In Reach Project

12 2011 realignment plan shifts responsibility and funding for numerous programs from state to local levels. Realigned non-violent, non-serious, non-sex felons being sentenced to county facilities Due to prison overcrowding, 6000 to be released, 1800 homeless Just In Reach Expansion & AB109

13 Community Transition Unit expanding: 18 to 25 staff FQHC to be housed in Unit Plans to align public and private funds to take Just In Reach to scale Just In Reach Expansion & AB109

14 Contact Info: Lou Anne White Ext. 13


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