Presentation on theme: "Obtaining & Leveraging Rural Resources State of Nebraska Panhandle Continuum of Care: a frontier region."— Presentation transcript:
Obtaining & Leveraging Rural Resources State of Nebraska Panhandle Continuum of Care: a frontier region
Funding Sources: Nebraska Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (NHAP) Department of Housing & Urban Development: ESG & CoC funds (SHP, SHP- HMIS Designated & Shelter + Care) Behavioral Health Reform & Housing Assistance Program Linkages to other housing sources
NE Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF) Created in 1992 to supplement the only other source of funds for homeless programs (ESG) 25 cent set-aside on each $1,000 of real estate sold: collected via a documentary tax stamp Approximately $2.55 in HSATF for each $1.00 of ESG funds the state receives
NE Homeless Assistance Program Combined funding of HSATF & ESG Distributed to seven regional continua of care that cover Nebraska’s 93 counties: 11 counties in Panhandle CoC Distribution based on three factors: a base amount ($50,000), poverty rate by county, population by county, pro rata percent by county
Behavioral Health Reform 2004 & 2005 behavioral health legislation included a housing assistance program Funds distributed through the six mental health & substance abuse governing boards July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 first year of operation; over 340 assisted statewide Bridge to Section 8 housing
Barriers/Solutions No formal transportation system – our borders reach from South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado to central Nebraska. Many towns are 60 miles apart, with no water, shelter or shade along the way. NMBYISM - Many people still refuse to accept the facts that homelessness exists.
Barriers/Solution No Emergency Shelter exists in the Panhandle Low Pro-rata for CoC Funding due to low population – large service area. Partial Solution: Domestic Violence shelters are scattered throughout the Panhandle Additional Solutions…………
Mission Statement To eliminate and prevent homelessness through collaboration, planning, advocacy and funding for a seamless system of housing and supportive services.
Assistance Panhandle Community Services Health & Human Services Cirrus House/DOVES Scotts Bluff County Housing Authority Panhandle Mental Health De-tox Center Scottsbluff Police Department American Red Cross Office of Human Development Panhandle Independent Living Services Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Transportation Cirrus House Doves Panhandle Mental Health Center Street Outreach Services – SOS Program Panhandle Community Services Panhandle Mental Health Center – Community Support Program Wagon Wheel Church
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