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HOMELESS PREVENTION & RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM.  CLIENT GUIDELINES ▪ 50% AMI (Area Median Income), specific to each county. ▪ Significant loss of income.

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1 HOMELESS PREVENTION & RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM

2  CLIENT GUIDELINES ▪ 50% AMI (Area Median Income), specific to each county. ▪ Significant loss of income ▪ At-risk –OR- currently experiencing homelessness ▪ Lack of resources/support to pay for critical household needs ▪ Expected to achieve self-sufficiency between 3-12 months (18 at most). Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

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5  HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM  In danger of losing home within 2 weeks  The client’s home has been condemned and is no longer meant for human habitation  Will be discharged within two weeks from a facility they have resided in for 180+ days ▪ Hospital ▪ Nursing Home ▪ Prison ▪ Etc. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

6  RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM  Currently housed in a shelter  Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation  Youth aging out of foster care into a unit of their own  Currently in a facility they have resided in for 180+ days but were homeless immediately prior to entry into the facility. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

7  ENROLLMENT PERIOD ▪ Enrolled for 3 months at a time ▪ Re-evaluate 80 days into each enrollment period ▪ Maximum of 18 months total enrollment ▪ Most clients should only be enrolled 3-6 months ▪ Re-enrollment is desired over a negative outcome ▪ Payment of multiple past due months counts against this period Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

8 THE HOUSEHOLD CAN BE ENROLLED IN A DIFFERENT PROGRAM DURING RECERTIFICATION IF THEIR SITUATION HAS CHANGED. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

9  CLIENT PROCESS ▪ Referral/Pre-Application ▪ Application/Enrollment ▪ Determine Eligibility ▪ Establish Case Management Plan (CRITICAL) ▪ Schedule Property Inspection ▪ Utilize Community Partnerships (as needed) ▪ Assistance Visits (est. once per month) ▪ Case Management Visits (as needed to achieve outcomes) ▪ Re-certification/Exit Interview (80 days) Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

10  HOME INSPECTIONS Re-Housing ▪ Every home considered for Re-Housing must be inspected ▪ If previously inspected, a certificate must be obtained for the file ▪ If never inspected, an inspection must be scheduled ▪ If constructed before 1978, additional inspections apply ▪ Lead / Asbestos ▪ If the home has had these inspections in the last 12 months, a copy of the certificate can simply be added to the file ▪ If the home has not been inspected in the last 12 months, an inspection must be scheduled NO PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE UNTIL THE PROPERTY PASSES INSPECTION Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

11  QUALIFYING FINANCIAL SERVICES ▪ Rent Deposit ▪ Rental Payments ▪ Utility Deposit ▪ Utility Payments (gas, electric, water/sewer, garbage) ▪ Motel Vouchers ▪ Moving Costs (Furniture storage, truck rental, boxes) If you are unsure if something qualifies, ASK BEFORE YOU PAY!!! Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

12  APPLICATION/ENROLLMENT VISIT ▪ Eligibility determination ▪ Complete required forms ▪ Establish a self-sufficiency plan ▪ Long/Short term goals ▪ Budget recommendations (including a crisis savings account) ▪ Fax required documents for data entry ▪ HPRP Application ▪ Barriers to Housing Stability ▪ Pathways Authorization Form (expires every 12 months) Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

13  FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE VISITS (monthly) ▪ Identify any changes to the household ▪ Number in home ▪ Income ▪ Review the household Case Management Plan ▪ Update EZT and Run an Assessment ▪ Fax required documents for data entry ▪ HPRP Application (page 4) – payment activity ▪ HPRP Application (page 5) – statement of benefits ▪ Fax required items for payment processing (P.O) ▪ Payment Transmittal Form (to Linda Nichol) Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

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16  RECERTIFICATION/EXIT INTERVIEW ▪ Contact the client to schedule an interview at around the 80 th day of the enrollment period ▪ Complete/Fax the Exit Interview/Recertification Form ▪ Complete an updated budget ▪ Update EZT and run an assessment ▪ If client is no longer eligible for the program a Notice of Termination from HPRP is required. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

17  FORMS  HPRP PRE-APPLICATION ▪ This form is not required in the client file. It was designed to be utilized by community partners making referrals to assist in determination of eligibility. The form will more than likely be completed by the client or a caseworker from another service provider. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

18  FORMS  HPRP PRE-APPLICATION ▪ This form is not required in the client file. It was designed to be utilized by community partners making referrals to assist in determination of eligibility. The form will more than likely be completed by the client or a caseworker from another service provider. ▪ Includes a STATEMENT OF DISPLACED HOUSEHOLD to be completed by the referring agency if the household is currently homeless. This can be verified by DFCS, Law Enforcement, etc. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

19  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION PAGE ▪ Pathways Key: to be assigned during data entry ▪ Client Median Income: Median income percentage from EZT ▪ County AMI: Area Median Income for your county/number in HH ▪ Last Night’s Residence: Generates starting point for outcomes ▪ Vet, DV, Disabled, Homeless: Applies to entire household ▪ Chronic Homeless: Continuously homeless for a year or more OR has had at least 4 episodes of homelessness in the past 3 years. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

20  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ HOUSEHOLD MEMBER INFORMATION PAGE ▪ Complete as you do the LIHEAP Income Verification Form, counting all sources of income and all household members, including the Head of Household. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

21  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ HOUSEHOLD APPLICATION ASSESSMENT ▪ Check all that apply. ▪ Recent Traumatic Life Event (defined in the bottom of page) Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

22  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ HPRP PAYMENT ACTIVITY LOG ▪ Break out payments by month of service ▪ Date (date payment made) ▪ Payment Type (month/Service: May Rent, May Electric) ▪ Amount Requested: Amount requested by the client ▪ Amount Paid: Actual amount paid by the agency ▪ Voucher/PO #: If PO is used, you will be notified of the number to enter in this section. PR ▪ Fund Source: P= PREVENTION | R=REHOUSING Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

23  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ HPRP PAYMENT ACTIVITY LOG ▪ This form is to be updated and faxed in with every payment made. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

24  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ STATEMENT OF BENEFITS ▪ Services provided by sources other than HPRP (including referrals) ▪ Resource (CSBG, First Baptist Church, etc.) ▪ Payment Type (month/Service: May Rent, May Electric) ▪ Amount Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

25  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PLAN ▪ Example 1  Objective: Obtain temporary shelter  Support Services Needed: Hotel Payment  Date achieved: Date client is put in hotel ▪ Example 2  Objective: Obtain long term housing  Support Services: Security Deposits and 1 st Month’s Rent  Date achieved: Date housing established Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

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27  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ Directions to Rental Unit ▪ This is simply needed for housing inspections. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

28  FORMS  HPRP Application ▪ Client Statement of Understanding ▪ Statement of honesty ▪ Authorization to verify information provided during intake ▪ Authorization to share information for referral purposes ▪ Right to a Fair Hearing ▪ Pathways Grievance Policy ▪ Statement of Responsibility ▪ Authorization for inspection Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

29  FORMS  BARRIERS TO HOUSING STABILITY ▪ Basic assessment questions that will be entered into Pathways ▪ Split into three sections ▪ Tenant Barriers ▪ Personal Barriers ▪ Income Barriers ▪ A great tool to assist with the creation of a Case Management Plan Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

30  FORMS  PATHWAYS CLIENT AUTHORIZATION FORM ▪ Required for INDIVIDUALS enrolling into the program ▪ If this form is not signed, the client can not be entered into the Pathways database and NDO will not be reimbursed for services provided to the client. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

31  FORMS  PATHWAYS FAMILY CONSENT FORM ▪ Required for FAMILIES enrolling into the program ▪ If this form is not signed, the family can not be entered into the Pathways database and NDO will not be reimbursed for services provided to the household. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

32  FORMS  HPRP EXIT INTERVIEW/RE-CERTIFICATION ▪ The enrollment period for client assistance is 90 days. ▪ An appointment should be made with the client at approximately 80 days into the enrollment period. ▪ The Exit Interview/Re-Certification Form is to be completed and faxed in prior to the 90 th day of enrollment. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

33  FORMS  HPRP EXIT INTERVIEW/RE-CERTIFICATION RECERTIFICATION ▪ Check RECERTIFICATION if the household has not achieved self-sufficiency and has not been enrolled in the program 18 months. EXIT INTERVIEW ▪ Check EXIT INTERVIEW and the appropriate sub-category if the household is being terminated from the program. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

34  FORMS  HPRP EXIT INTERVIEW/RE-CERTIFICATION ▪ Complete the assessment questions under EMPLOYMENT and INCOME. ▪ Be sure to include any information that has changed in the household in the tables provided. ▪ Be sure to include the current AMI if it has changed during the enrollment period. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

35  FORMS  HPRP EXIT INTERVIEW/RE-CERTIFICATION (p.2) ▪ Select each service provided and the total dollar amount the client was served with during the CURRENT enrollment period. ▪ DESTINATION ▪ Where will the client be living after discharge from the current enrollment period? ▪ This information is used to generate program outcomes and determines the success of the program. VERY IMPORTANT!! Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

36  FORMS  NOTICE OF TERMINATION FROM HPRP ▪ This form is to be used to notify the household of their impending termination from the program and to request an exit interview be scheduled. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

37  FORMS  EZT Forms ▪ Main Application ▪ Self-Sufficiency Status Report (Assessment) ▪ Payment Transmittal Form ▪ Case Notes Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

38  FORMS  EZT Forms Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

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40  FORMS  NDO Forms ▪ Household Budget ▪ Declaration of Zero Income ▪ HPRP Metered Utility Form ▪ HPRP Current Month’s Rent Form ▪ HPRP Past Due Rent Form ▪ HPRP First Month’s Rent Form ▪ HPRP Propane Verification Form ▪ HPRP Rent Reasonableness Form ▪ DHR Release of Information ▪ W-9 (completed by the landlord) Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

41  RENT REASONABLENESS  A comparison of three similar properties in the same geographic area to determine if the rent being charged is reasonable. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

42  W-9  This form is required to be filled out by the landlord in order to process purchase orders and to obtin the EIN/Social Security number of the landlord. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

43  FORMS  Payment Verification Documents ▪ Past Due utility bill ▪ The name on the bill MUST match the applicant name ▪ The bill must be due within 30 days ▪ The service address must be the current address of the client ▪ Lease Agreement ▪ Name on the lease MUST be for an adult living in the home ▪ The eviction MUST be imminent (within the next two weeks) Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

44  FORMS  Household Qualification Documentation ▪ Proof of income ▪ FY 2009 Income Limit Sheet ▪ Social Security Cards Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

45  FORMS  Other items of importance ▪ Verification of crisis situations (if applicable) ▪ Inspection Certificate/Checklist Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program


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