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Permanent Supportive Housing: Ending Homelessness in Montgomery County Susie Sinclair-Smith, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director.

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1 Permanent Supportive Housing: Ending Homelessness in Montgomery County Susie Sinclair-Smith, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFIT DEVELOPERS (HAND) PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING TRAINING FEBRUARY 12,

2 2 Profile of Homelessness in Montgomery County

3 Cavanaugh Hagan Pierson & MintzMCCH STRATEGIC PLANNING 3 There were 11,946 “literally homeless individuals” in the Washington Region on January 30, Of these, 891 were in Montgomery County (7.5% of regional total) Source: Homeless in Metropolitan Washington, Results and Analysis from the 2014 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region

4 Homelessness decreased by 11% in Montgomery County from 2013 to Source: Homeless in Metropolitan Washington, Results and Analysis from the 2014 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region

5 Key Drivers of the Decrease in Homelessness in Montgomery County 1.Increase in permanent supportive housing and additional units 2.Re-design of Emergency Solutions Grant Rapid Rehousing Program 3.Increased prevention & diversion efforts to place families in community 4.Severe winter weather resulted in decrease in unsheltered persons 5 Source: Homeless in Metropolitan Washington, Results and Analysis from the 2014 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region

6 Montgomery County Self- Sufficiency Standard 2012 Developed by the Maryland Community Action Board Amount of income necessary to meet the basic needs of Maryland families, differentiated by family type and where they live Calculates the full costs of six basic needs without help from public subsidies Basic needs include: housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, and taxes 6 Family with one adult, one infant and one preschooler school Single Adult $37 per hour $17 per hour $78,000 a year $ 36,000 a year

7 Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless Program Overview Emergency Shelter HBCAC Mens Emergency Shelter Transitional / Mont. County Safe Havens Program Safe Havens VA Safe Havens Program Permanent 400 Units throughout the County Supportive Single Sites Housing Scattered Sites Coalition Homes 97 properties (own and manage) All MCCH programs provide intensive supportive services delivered and coordinated by are case management staff. 7 Supportive Services Outreach and Engagement Emergency Shelter Transitional /Safe Havens Rapid Rehousing Permanent Supportive Housing Prevention

8 MCCH is an critical component of Montgomery County’s response Strategy (# of beds)MCCHMontgomery County% MCCH Emergency Shelter – Year Round 80 beds for singles140 beds for singles 57% Emergency Shelter – Winter +155 beds for singles+260 beds for singles 60% Transitional / Safe Havens 55 beds for singles170 beds for singles 32% PSH – singles 228 adults 1771 individuals in PSH 38% PSH – families ~450 people in 141 families 8

9 MCCH Vision To end homelessness in Montgomery County by building a community where everyone has a safe, stable and affordable place to call home. 9


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