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Agenda I.General Overview II.Special Needs Housing III.Housing Trust Fund IV.Balance of State Continuum of Care V.Emergency Solutions Grant VI.GCEH role.

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2 Agenda I.General Overview II.Special Needs Housing III.Housing Trust Fund IV.Balance of State Continuum of Care V.Emergency Solutions Grant VI.GCEH role VII.Housing First VIII.HMIS IX.HERO X.Homeless Study XI.Disaster Relief

3 Mission Missouri Housing Development Commission is dedicated to strengthening communities and the lives of Missourians through the financing, development and preservation of affordable housing.

4 WHO WE ARE MHDC is committed to strengthening communities through the financing, development and preservation of affordable housing. The commission administers the federal and Missouri Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs, federal HOME funds, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Based Section 8 rental assistance contracts, the direct MHDC funding of several housing assistance programs, and the Affordable Housing Assistance Program Tax Credit to help prevent and end homelessness.

5 Community Initiatives: Purpose: Established in 2006, to end or drastically reduce homelessness in Missouri.

6 Qualified Allocation Process DRAFT approval Public Hearings Commission approval

7 Special Needs Housing 33% is a priority, outside of geographic regions Integrated Housing vs. Permanent Supportive Housing

8 Definition Physical, mental, or emotional impairment, which is expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration; substantially impedes his or her ability to live independently Person diagnosed with a mental illness Person who has a developmental disability Person who is homeless Youth aging out of foster care

9 Missouri Housing Trust Fund: General Information The Trust Fund was created by the state legislature in 1994 to help meet the housing needs of very low-income families and individuals (RSMo ). Housing Trust Fund monies are used to provide housing and housing services to persons with income at or below 50% of the area median income. 50% of the funds must be used for persons at or below 25% of the area median income.

10 Missouri Housing Trust Fund: General Information The trust fund is funded by the set-aside of $3 from the recording fees on all real estate documents filed in the state of Missouri. Annual funding has ranged between $3 million and $6 million during the past few years. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is typically released in June and is posted on the MHDC website at Y2010/application_guidance.htm Y2010/application_guidance.htm 30% of Trust Fund monies are allocated for non- profit agencies.

11 HUD McKinney-Vento Federal Homeless Assistance Funding Continuum of Care Programs ▫ Supportive Housing Programs  Permanent Housing (PH)  Transitional Housing (TH)  Supportive Services Only (SSO)  Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) ▫ Shelter Plus Care Program ▫ Emergency Shelter Grant Program

12 Emergency Solutions Grant Program Established in 1986 Since 1997, DSS has awarded approximately $1.5 million in grants per year to eligible cities and counties

13 Emergency Solutions Grant Program On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which included $1.5 billion the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), which was distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program Congress passed the HEARTH Act of 2009 transforming the old Emergency Shelter Grant into the new Emergency Solutions Grant

14 Emergency Solutions Grant Program DSS submitted a Substantial Amendment to Missouri’s Consolidated Plan on May 15, 2012 DSS is partnering with MHDC on the day-to- day administration of the program with DSS retaining overall accountability and oversight of ESG HUD approved the substantial amendment and awarded Missouri’s second 2011 allocation on September 7, 2012, with the notice of 2012 award received shortly thereafter

15 GCEH Role Executive Committee appointed seat Statewide Plan to End Homelessness Unsheltered Point-in-Time Count Project Homeless Connect

16 Housing First $420,000 annually from MHDC fund balance

17 HMIS $50,000 annually from MHDC fund balance

18 HeRO $1.6 million annually from HOME funds (federal) Home Repair grants for households at or below 80% of area median income

19 State of Homelessness in Missouri: 2011 Report - History 1990s HUD began requiring jurisdictions that received their funding to report information on the nature and extent of homelessness within their area 1993MHDC contracted for first census of homeless people in the state 2011The State of Homelessness in Missouri: 2011 Report is the sixth in a series of such reports

20 State of Homelessness in Missouri: 2011 Report - Purpose To provide timely information about the number, characteristics, and geographic distribution of homeless people within the state To describe sheltered and unsheltered populations as well as homeless subpopulations To inform the public of homeless issues and aid planning in response to local needs as well as federal and state funding initiatives

21 Disaster Relief 47 Counties declared in Missouri as of August 12, 2011 Funds to local Community Action Agencies Office in Joplin

22 Heather Bradley-Geary Missouri Housing Development Commission Community Initiatives Manager 3435 Broadway Kansas City, MO (816)

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