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Austin/Travis County CoC PSH Bonus SEPTEMBER 22,2014.

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1 Austin/Travis County CoC PSH Bonus SEPTEMBER 22,2014

2 Background In 2014, HUD has $40 million available for new PSH Bonus Project Estimated amount available for Austin/Travis County CoC $837,348 CoC may only submit one project

3 Applicant Requirement Applicant must be in good standing with HUD - No open HUD findings - No history of slow expenditures

4 Project Requirements Exclusively serve the chronically homeless Use Housing First Prioritize those with the highest need Maximize the use of Mainstream Resources

5 Project Requirements, cont No more than 30% of budget can be for supportive services costs (limited) Must be participating in or agree to participate in CoC’s coordinated assessment Must continue to serve chronically homeless until none remain

6 Definition of Chronically Homeless Definition: chronically homeless includes individuals and families who have:  a qualifying disabling condition  who have been homeless and living in a place not meant for human habitation, emergency shelter, or safe haven for 1 year continuously or over a period of four occasions in the past 3 years.  Persons in transitional housing are not considered to be chronically homeless even if they met the criteria prior to entering the transitional housing program.

7 Prioritization  High utilization of crisis services  Significant health or behavioral health challenges  Long history of homelessness

8 Housing First  No preconditions, ie, sobriety, criminal history  Services offered, not required  Accept regardless of rental history  Rapid placement and stabilization in housing are primary goals

9 Rapid Implementation First Program recipients should be housed within six months of the award

10 Connection to Mainstream Services  Identify how leveraging mainstream resources  Identify how enrolling clients in Medicaid-eligible programs  Identify how project includes Medicaid – financed services such as case management, tenancy supports, behavioral health supports, or other services supporting housing stability  Services can be provided by recipient receipt of services or through Medicaid billing at an FQHC  Where barriers to including Medicaid-financed services - demonstrate project is leveraging non- Medicaid services such as mental health or substance abuse prevention block grants or state behavioral health system funding

11 Grant Terms  TBRA - May choose 1,2,3,4, or 5 years  Scattered site leasing – up to 3 years  Project based rental assistance or sponsor based rental assistance – up to 15 year grant term but only up to 5 years of funds

12 Project Budget Minimum of 70% for leasing, rental assistance, or operating costs  Scattered site leasing  Tenant-based rental assistance  Operating costs or site based rental assistance – must have site control, deed or long-term lease, and building ready to be occupied no later than 6 months after the award of funds

13 Eligible Services – maximum 30%  Moving costs  case management (24 CFR 578.53(e)(3)),  food (24 CFR 578(e)(7)),  housing/search and counseling services(24 CFR 578.53(e)(8)),  life skills (24 CFR 578.53(e)(10)),  outreach services (24 CFRR 578.53(e)(13)),  transportation (24 CFR 578.53(e)(15)), and  utility deposits (only if these are not included in rental/lease agreement)(24 CFR 578.53(e)(16)).

14 Match While not addressed, match should be 25% of all budget line items except leasing

15 Leverage 200% in leveraging expected Written commitments of cash or in-kind must be attached to esnaps and included in application

16 HUD Threshold – must receive 5 points  Type, scale, and location of housing fit needs of program participants  Type, scale, location of supportive services and mode of transportation fits program participants  Plan to assist with obtaining mainstream benefits  Assistance in obtaining and remaining in permanent housing  Assistance in increasing income  Amenities are accessible to the community

17 HUD Score Max 60 points Based on identified need and community response to chronic homelessness Austin/Travis County CoC – 60 points 40 points based on:  Prioritizing highest need (10 points)  Housing First (10 points)  Mainstream services (5 pts Medicaid enrollment) (5 pts includes Medicaid financed services)  Leveraging (5 pts) – expectation 200%  CoC FY 2013/2014 score (5 pts)

18 Project Scores Based on  Prioritizing Chronically Homeless with the Highest Need  Ability to put project in place quickly  Housing First Orientation  Mainstream Services  Leveraging

19 Timeline September 24 th – RFP Released October 10 th – RFP Due October 20 th – Results Announced

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