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1 Housing First Philosophy Rapid Placement into Housing Progressive Engagement Case Management Model Role of Coordinated Entry

2 Rapid Re-Housing Services and Eligibility Housing Start-Up Financial Assistance Housing Search Assistance and Advocacy Time-Limited Graduated Rental Subsidy up to One Year Housing Stability Case Management Services Literally Homeless (Streets or Shelter) Under 30% of AMI for family size ($1,950 per month for a family of three)

3 Housing Landscape Snohomish and Neighboring Counties 2014 Fair Market Rents: $913 one bedroom, $1,123 two bedroom, $1,655 three bedroom Vacancy Rate 4% for properties with rents that exceed $1,000 per month; 3% for properties with rents less than $1,000 per month.

4 Participant Barriers No Income or Low-Income Unemployed No Employment History No Rental History Prior Evictions Property Damage Debts Owed to Prior Landlords Criminal History Bad or No Credit

5 Housing Search Assistance and Advocacy: Building Your Landlord Network Work with a landlord liaison, Housing Authorities and other programs within your agency to develop landlord inventory Attend Landlord or Property Management Association Meetings to pitch your agency/programs Ask your current landlords and clients for references

6 Housing Search and Advocacy: Negotiating with Landlords Run a Tenant Screening to Identify Barriers Coach clients to address issues diplomatically with landlords and get as involved as needed/appropriate Emphasize work client has done since discrepancies took place: counseling, education, employment, drug/alcohol treatment, parenting classes, renter certification, etc. Emphasize any improvement in credit or payment plans established

7 Housing Search and Advocacy: Negotiating with Landlords Emphasize work client will do in the program and new supports client will have access to. Letters of community support: service providers, educators, employers Emphasize your involvement as a case manager Negotiate around lease terms Offer last month’s rent, increased deposits No promises

8 Housing Stability Case Management: Maintaining Landlord Relationships Tenant Education and Conflict Coaching Constant Communication with Landlord Act Immediately When Issues Arise Involve the Landlord in the Resolution Do Not Relocate Clients unless Absolutely Necessary Help Create Peaceful Transitions Appreciate and Support Clients and Landlords

9 Housing Placement Outcomes 189 Households/456 Individuals Enrolled Since Households/382 Individuals Housed Average time to house is 26 days 92% Stably Housed at Exit


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