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1 11 Data for Priority Setting in Small Doses #5 Housing Services Data June 1, 2012

2 22 Regional Housing Services Resources for PLWHA Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS – HOPWA (Federal government, Housing and Urban Development Department - HUD) Ryan White Program (Federal government, Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA) Continuum of Care funds (HUD) Others – Section 8, housing programs in the mental health, substance abuse, and aging programs

3 33 Recent Housing Resources Several federal government economic recovery programs centered on housing. Several initiatives – to stem foreclosures, protect tenants, aid homeowners, help the homeless. Several initiatives have now expired. Not all these federal programs directly benefited PLWHA.

4 44 Use of HOPWA Funding in SW Region Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Short-term Rental, Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU) Information and Referral Resource Identification HOPWA funds can be used for other housing services but not in the SW region

5 55 HUD-HOPWA Activities The following HUD-HOPWA services are provided by SeniorCare Management Assistance Funds (SCMAF): - Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TBRA) - Short-term Rental, Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU) - Information and Referral There are 2 streams of HOPWA funds: City of Pittsburgh and PA State.

6 6 Counties Served by City of Pittsburgh HOPWA Funds Allegheny Armstrong Beaver Butler Fayette Washington Westmoreland 6

7 7 Counties Served by Pennsylvania State HOPWA Funds Cambria Greene Indiana Somerset 7

8 8 HOPWA Housing Services: April 1, 2011 to March 30, 2012 City of Pittsburgh HOPWA Funds: TBRA Number of Households Served: 68 City of Pittsburgh HOPWA Funds: STRMU Number of Households Served: 141 STRMU Services Payments for past due rents: 109 Payments for utility shut off: 27 Payments to prevent mortgage foreclosures: 5 8

9 9 TBRA Services by County: City of Pittsburgh CountyNo of Households Allegheny55 Armstrong3 Beaver3 Butler1 Fayette2 Washington1 Westmoreland3 Total68

10 10 HOPWA Housing Services: April 1, 2011 to March 30, 2012 PA State HOPWA Funds: TBRA Number of Households Served: 15 PA State HOPWA Funds: STRMU Number of Households Served: 20 STRMU Services Payments for past due rents: 19 Payments to prevent mortgage foreclosures: 1 10

11 11 TBRA Services by County: PA State CountyNo of Households Cambria12 Greene1 Indiana1 Somerset1 Total15

12 12 TBRA Waiting List by County CountyNo of Households Allegheny18 Armstrong1 Beaver3 Butler2 Cambria3 Fayette2 Greene0 Indiana0 Somerset0 Washington1 Westmoreland2 Total32

13 13 Resource Identification Resource identification services are provided by the Coalition. Housing needs assessments have been completed in all 11 SW counties over a 10-year period. Coalition’s Housing Services Planning Committee has not decided on repeating these. Housing needs are often included in other consumer surveys. Data presented for resource identification activities on the following slides are from 4/1/2011 to 3/30/2012.

14 14 Resource Identification Services City of Pittsburgh HOPWA Funds Number of Persons: 980 Number of Households: 426 New Agencies: 61 PA State HOPWA Funds (Greene and Indiana Counties only) Number of Persons: 244 Number of Households: 106 New Agencies: 45

15 15 HUD Continuum of Care Housing Funds The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is granted funds from another HUD program by Allegheny County for transitional and permanent housing for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. The 4 different programs and persons served are detailed on the next slide.

16 16 HUD Continuum of Care Housing Pathways (Transitional Housing) – 10 individuals Choice I (Permanent Housing) – 10 individuals and 5 families Choice II (Permanent Housing) – 15 units with 23 beds Choice III (Permanent Housing) – 7 individuals and 2 families

17 17 HUD Continuum of Care Housing Waiting List – About 50 clients. Waiting list is dynamic because there may be vacancies and no one available to fill them. Waiting list may result from not having a particular type of housing available, for example, family units. Waiting list may also result from client not being ready to be in permanent housing.

18 18 Summary From April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, SeniorCare Management Assistance Funds (SCMAF) provided Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TBRA) services to 68 households under the City of Pittsburgh HOPWA funds. Under the PA State HOPWA funds, 16 households received TBRA services. Of the 7 counties under the City of Pittsburgh HOPWA funds, the highest number of households served were in Allegheny County (81%) of total. Of the 4 counties under the PA State HOPWA funds, the highest number of households served were in Cambria County (81%).

19 19 Summary Continued There are 32 households on the waiting list for HOPWA TBRA services, the highest number of households are again in Allegheny County (18 out of 32). Of the State HOPWA counties, only Cambria County has 3 households on the TBRA waiting lists. Several clients are served under the transitional and permanent housing services with the Continuum of Care funds granted to PATF.

20 20 Summary Continued The Coalition continued to identify additional housing resources for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in the region; 61 new housing services agencies were identified in the 2011/2012 program year in the City of Pittsburgh HOPWA Counties. 45 new agencies were identified in the PA State HOPWA counties.

21 21 QUESTIONS, COMMENTS THANK YOU

22 22 Prepared by Doyin Desalu, MS, MPH, DrPH ACSWP Executive Director


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