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Ending Veteran Homelessness Opportunities, Challenges and Emerging Issues. May 21, 2014, 9:30 – 10:45 am Yakima, WA Panel Ann M. Oliva, Acting Deputy Assistant.

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1 Ending Veteran Homelessness Opportunities, Challenges and Emerging Issues. May 21, 2014, 9:30 – 10:45 am Yakima, WA Panel Ann M. Oliva, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, CPD, Wash DC Bill Block, Regional Administrator, HUD Seattle Regional Office Jack Peters, Director. CPD, HUD Seattle Regional Office

2 Veteran Homelessness in WA Continuum of CareShelteredUnshelteredTotal CoCVeteranCoCVeteranCoCVeteran Seattle/King County 6, %2,736933%9, % Washington Balance of State 2, %1,556906%4, % Spokane City & County %60712%1, % Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County 1,183847%12098%1,303937% Everett/Snohomish County %344319%947647% Yakima City & County %47613%563326% Vancouver/Clark County % %703446% Washington State 12,7071,0588%5, %17,7601,3187% 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) Results https://www.onecpd.info/resource/3300/2013-ahar-part-1-pit-estimates-of-homelessness/

3 Housing Inventory Count Continuum of Care Emergency Shelter Safe Haven Transitional Housing Permanent Housing Total Beds (year-round) Seattle/King County 2,645454,1584,36511,213 Washington Balance of State 1,87904,9991,7638,641 Spokane City & County ,076 Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County ,936 Everett/Snohomish County ,628 Yakima City & County Vancouver/Clark County Washington State 6, ,9429,04627, Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Results https://www.onecpd.info/reports/CoC_HIC_State_WA_2013.pdf

4 Resources in WA  HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH)  Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHDP) - $2,000,000  Joint Base Lewis-McChord - Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County CoC  HUD and the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Labor (DOL) WA State FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 PBV Set- Aside Awards FY FY 2013 Total ,865

5 Qualitative and Subjective Aspects  Development of strategies based on need  Pre-discharge planning  Other Initiatives per Bill Block and Ann Oliva

6 Local Actions  Yakima, Spokane County, Renton, Shoreline, Seattle-King County, Pierce County  Security Deposits, One Month Rents, Utilities  Connection with Service Providers, Homeless Service Grants, Dental, Medical  Peer Counselling and Communication

7 Coordination, Evaluation, Participation, Collaboration  Utilizing other HUD funding sources to address homelessness:  CDBG  ESG  HOME  Public Housing

8 Ending Veteran Homelessness Resources and Data May 21, 2014

9  Opening Doors released in 2010 is a Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness includes 4 goals:  End chronic homelessness by 2015  End veteran homelessness by 2015  End family homelessness by 2020  Set path to end all homelessness by 2020  Close collaboration between HUD, USICH, and VA puts us on target to meet veterans goal. Ending Veterans Homelessness

10  57,849 in January 2013 represents 24% decline since 2009  60% sheltered  40% unsheltered  8% decline between 2012 and 2013  Where are they located?  46% major cities  40% smaller city, county, regional CoCs  14% in Balance of State or Statewide CoCs (rural) How many homeless veterans?

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12  The typical sheltered homeless veteran in the United States in 2012 was:  a man living alone in a one-person household  51 to 61 years old  white and not Hispanic  disabled  located in a city  already homeless before entering shelter  in an emergency shelter for 19 nights Profile

13  Common data and benchmarks, use of the most accurate data possible  Housing First as the model  Using the resources appropriate to the need – Permanent Supportive Housing is for the highest need veterans.  Targeting chronically homeless veterans  Support for additional resources to serve veterans that do not need PSH – e.g. SSVF  Performance (VAMC and PHA)  Connection to Continuums of Care – using those resources to target veterans ineligible for VA National Priorities

14  Non-targeted:  CoC Program  Emergency Solutions Grants Program  Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (not yet funded)  Targeted:  Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration  HUD-VASH HUD Resources for Homeless Veterans

15 Progress on Veteran Homelessness

16 Veteran Homelessness in Washington State

17  HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD- VASH) combines:  Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance (HUD)  Case management and clinical services (VA) provided at VAMCS and community-based outreach clinics  Total Appropriated ( ): 58,155  About 10,000 per year (except 2011)  Lease-ups over 66,300 to date  Over 48,000 vouchers currently in use HUD-VASH

18  Map Continuum of Care (CoC) geographic areas to VA catchment areas and PHA jurisdictions  Determine relative need  Uses Point in Time count and VA data, taking into account unused HUD-VASH Vouchers  Adjusted to give more weight to unsheltered veterans  Apply performance criteria regarding voucher utilization and chronic targeting  Apply floor of 10 vouchers to ensure case management staff will be available  VA determines how vouchers will be distributed to VA facilities in each CoC  HUD identifies PHA that has jurisdiction and capacity to administer vouchers within identified VA catchment area Allocation of HUD-VASH vouchers

19  Washington State has been awarded 1,865 VASH vouchers HUD-VASH in Washington State DateVISNParent Facility Vouchers Allocated Current Veterans Under Lease Vouchers Issued and Veteran is Seeking Housing Vouchers Reserved for Veterans Undergoing PHA Validation Actual Vouchers Currently in Use Estimated Vouchers Currently Available for Use 2/28/201420(V20) (663) VA Puget Sound, WA /28/201420(V20) (668) Spokane, WA /28/201420(V20) (687) Walla Walla, WA

20 FY14 data thru April 2014VISN 20* Total Exits (Prevention)681 Exits to PH (Prevention)613 % Exits to PH (Prevention)90% Total Exits (RRH)991 Exits to PH (RRH)728 % Exits to PH (RRH)73% Persons exiting SSVF1669 Total Exits to PH1338 % Total Exits to PH80% * Includes VAMCs in Anchorage, Boise, Portland, Roseburg, Seattle, Spokane, Walla Walla, and White City. SSVF in Washington State

21  $10 million joint demonstration program  Joint effort between HUD, DOL, VA  5-sites selected to serve veterans and their families  Homelessness prevention  Rapid re-housing Veteran Homelessness Prevention Program (VHPD)

22  OneCPD Portal: https://www.onecpd.info/homelessness- assistance/resources-for-homeless-veterans/ https://www.onecpd.info/homelessness- assistance/resources-for-homeless-veterans/ HUD Resources: Homeless Veterans

23 HOUSING HOMELESS VETERANS

24 MAYORS CHALLENGE

25 THESE LEADERS HAVE SAID THEY’RE IN

26 GAP ANALYSIS

27 BEST PRACTICES: INCLUSIVE, COMMON LIST STANDARDIZED INSTRUMENT NAVIGATORS TARGETED PLACEMENT

28 BEST PRACTICES: INCLUSIVE, COMMON LIST

29 BEST PRACTICES: STANDARDIZED INSTRUMENT

30 BEST PRACTICES: NAVIGATORS OR GUIDES

31 BEST PRACTICES COORDINATED PLACEMENT

32 CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS: COMMUNICATION AND INTEGRATION OF SERVICES COMMITMENT TO HOUSING FIRST TARGETING USE OF DATA USE OF MAINSTREAM SERVICES

33 CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS: COMMUNICATION AND INTEGRATION OF SERVICES

34 CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS: COMMITMENT TO HOUSING FIRST

35 CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS TARGETING

36 CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS: USE OF DATA

37 CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS: USE OF MAINSTREAM RESOURCES

38 VETS HELP LINE AID-VET

39 U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development William H. Block Regional Administrator HUD Region X


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