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1 Homeless Prevention and Rapid ReHousing Program Report to the Clark County Board of Commissioners May 5, 2009

2 HPRP  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized a one-time appropriation of funds to help prevent homelessness (and to rapidly re-house persons who have fallen into homelessness) during this trying economy

3 HPRP Allocations in So. NV  Clark County  State of Nevada (to be administered by Clark County)  North Las Vegas  City of Las Vegas  $2,595,173  $ 897,388  $ 677,704  $2,105,118

4 HPRP Allocations through County  Clark County allocation  The State has allocated some of its HPRP to the County for regional implementation  Clark County is the fiscal agent for the HUD Consortium with North Las Vegas  Clark County will administer  $2,595,173  $ 897,388  $ 677,704  $4,170,265

5 HPRP – Eligible Activities  Flexible Financial Assistance to households at or below 50% of AMI  Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services  Data Collection & Program Evaluation  Administrative Costs (limited to 5%)

6 HPRP – Flexible Financial Assist.  Rental Assistance (up to 18 months)  Utility Assistance (up to 18 months)  Rent / Utility Arrears  Security and Utility Deposits  Moving Cost Assistance Truck rental Hiring day labor Basic, necessary furniture  Motel/Hotel vouchers when necessary

7 HPRP – Relocation & Stabilization  Case Management services, including outreach, engagement and service coordination  Credit Repair to remove barriers to being accepted as a tenant  Tenant Education  Housing Inspections  Housing Harvesting  Housing Search assistance  Placement assistance

8 HPRP – HMIS and Admin  All assisted households must be managed through the HUD-approved HMIS system we have in place  Some enhancements will be necessary to capture required data on these “new” type of clients and produce the required reports  Administrative Costs are limited to 5% and must be shared with subgrantees

9 Homeless Prevention - Background  Currently, upwards of 15 nonprofit partners offer rental assistance to prevent evictions Each agency limits the type of clients they will assist, and the amount of assistance they will provide  Utilizing 8 funding streams Each funding stream has its own limitations on clients and length of assistance

10 Homeless Prevention - Background  Current System: Agency A Agency F Agency E Agency D Agency C Agency B Agency G Agency H 1 month only Up to 3 months Up to 24 months Multiple streams Single Mom, laid off from job, no new job yet Needs more than 1 month Client Seniors only Families w/ Kids only ≤80% AMI only ≤60% AMI only

11 Homeless Prevention - Background  Current System: Agency A Agency F Agency E Agency D Agency C Agency B Agency G Agency H Client 1 month only Up to 3 months Up to 24 months Multiple streams Single Mom, laid off from job, no new job yet Agency only serves “Chronics”

12 Homeless Prevention - Proposed  Create a “No Wrong Door” approach by providing access to all funding streams to consortia of agencies that specialize in Prevention and Intervention Case Management 1 month only Up to 3 months Up to 24 months EFSPCLV EHAP WSAP LV ESG CCSS FAS CC ESG CCSS FAS CC HOME TBRA CoC SHP United Way Funds Henderson HOME TBRA CLV HOME TBRA CC CDBG CLV CDBG Henderson CDBG NLV CDBG

13 Homeless Prevention - Proposed  Proposed System: Fiscal Agent Counselors In At-Risk Schools Churches Family Resource Centers Senior Services Center Non-Profit Partner Child Protective Services Police Departments Food Pantries Consortia of multiple community-based partner agencies, allowing for many “Front Doors”

14 Homeless Prevention - Proposed  Proposed System: HMIS Counselors In At-Risk Schools Churches Family Resource Centers Senior Services Center Non-Profit Partner Child Protective Services Police Departments Food Pantries HMIS manages client eligibility, services provided to client, and funding streams most appropriate for client’s needs

15 Homeless Prevention - Background  Proposed System: Agency A Agency F Agency E Agency D Agency C Agency B Agency G Agency H 1 month only Up to 3 months Up to 24 months Multiple streams Single Mom, laid off from job, no new job yet Client

16 HPRP – Catalyst for this change  Invest these one-time funds to create a “No Wrong Door” approach to homeless prevention  Enhance the HMIS database to accurately pair appropriate funding stream to the client’s need  Create collaborative efforts, making the focus on resolving client’s crisis – not on funding stream requirements

17 Investing HPRP for Change  7.5% to be used for HMIS enhancements  5% reserved for administrative costs associated with auditing the use of the funds and preparing and submitting reports to inform the public on how funds were spent

18 Investing HPRP to Prevent Homelessness  70.3% will be used as Flexible Financial Assistance (payments made on behalf of clients, to prevent or end homelessness)  17% for housing search, placement and case management services

19 HPRP Investments  Flexible Financial Assistance to prevent homelessness  Relocation & Stabilization Services (including case management)  HMIS enhancements  Administration  $2,935,299  $ 714,821  $ 313,769  $ 206,376  $4,170,265

20 Substantial Amendment  HPRP are new funds, not previously included in our Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan for  A Substantial Amendment has been prepared to include the HPRP funds  The Substantial Amendment describes how we will use the HPRP funds as a catalyst to implementing the No Wrong Door plan of the CoH Prevention Work Group

21 Substantial Amendment  The Substantial Amendment has been available for public comment since April 22, 2009 Advertised in local newspapers Posted on Clark County’s website Posted on HelpHopeHome website Posted on the Legislative Council Bureau’s website Distributed at Providers Meeting

22 Substantial Amendment  The required 12-day Public Comment Period ended May 4, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.  To date, ten (10) comments have been received, all concerning the County’s policy that grantee agencies must expend funds first, and await reimbursement of eligible expenses

23 Public Comment  Public comments all noted the necessity of the No Wrong Door system, and applauded the increase in funding during this difficult time  They also noted the “unfair burden on the non-profit community to have to front funds”; and  Requests the County consider allowing for a minimum of a 5% - 10% advance of funds

24 Substantial Amendment  Due to HUD by May 18, 2009  HUD will respond with its approval (or with instructions to make changes) by July 2, 2009

25 Proposed Implementation  The Substantial Amendment envisions the SNRPC Committee on Homelessness will have a role in this new system:  Issuing a Request for Qualifications (on or about July 7, 2009) for Homeless Prevention Consortia

26 Proposed Implementation  The SNRPC Committee on Homelessness (CoH) would consider the applications at their August 13, 2009 meeting  The CoH would then make a recommendation for one to three Consortia to receive a majority of all homeless prevention funding

27 Proposed Implementation  Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Meeting on September 1, 2009 to consider the recommendation(s) of the Committee on Homelessness  North Las Vegas City Council will hold its Public Meeting on September 2, 2009

28 Proposed Implementation  Resolutions to commit the HPRP funds to the consortia selected by the Board at the September 1 st meeting will be brought to the Board on September 15 th for approval  City of North Las Vegas Council will approve grant obligations at their September 16 th meeting

29 Proposed Implementation  HPRP Funds must be committed to implementing entities no later than September 30, 2009  HPRP Funds will become available in October 2009  60% of HPRP funds must be expended by June 2011  In July 2012, all HPRP funds “sunset”

30 Project Sustainability  It is anticipated that future allocations of other funding streams that are used for Homeless Prevention Activities would be made available to these Homeless Prevention Consortia ESG, CDBG, OAG, HOME TBRA of local governments Emergency Food & Shelter Program funds administered by United Way Welfare Set-Aside Program funds administered by CCSS

31 Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Questions? Presented by: Shawna P. Brody, Grants Analyst Community Resources Management Division Clark County Finance Department


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