Presentation on theme: "VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORKGROUP Reallocate $ for more community based housing Need rapid rehousing dollars Adjust current grant to allow for more."— Presentation transcript:
VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORKGROUP Reallocate $ for more community based housing Need rapid rehousing dollars Adjust current grant to allow for more family slots than single slots Not enough emergency shelter beds Not enough State Certified transitional housing beds for domestic violence victims Having supportive services in place is very important Need coordinated assessment/real time housing availability
YOUTH HOMELESSNESS/FAMILY HOMELESSNESS WORKGROUP Unaccompanied Youth from 18 to 23 face income issues due to no jobs or insufficient income from jobs Unaccompanied Youth under 18 face issues with getting medical care and food stamps Not enough emergency shelter or transitional beds for unaccompanied youth 18 to 23 Child care need for children of homeless youth Difficulty keeping intact homeless families with older children together Many homeless families with school age children in public school system; need more supportive services, employment, transportation, affordable housing – also need for rapid rehousing with case management
HEALTHCARE/MENTAL HEALTH CARE/CORRECTIONS – DISCHARGE PLANNING WORKGROUP Healthcare discharge planning is not happening Policy should be that health care facility not discharge patient to the streets or homeless assistance shelter Coordinated assessment and real time housing availability would help Some Mental Health agencies have policy of not discharging to the streets or homeless assistance shelter, but not all Having trouble finding licensed Assisted Living Facilities for discharged patients
HEALTHCARE/MENTAL HEALTH CARE/CORRECTIONS – DISCHARGE PLANNING WORKGROUP CONT. SOAR process does not work well with short term situations; coordinated assessment could help with short-term situations so don’t lose persons who start the process Need rental assistance programs that last for longer period of time for persons pending SSI Need Reentry Center in Tri County area ACA – Navigators need to go to homeless provider locations and engage residents regarding eligibility for healthcare
PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS WORKGROUP Not enough funding for rapid rehousing in our jurisdictions Emergency Solutions Grant Funding in our jurisdictions need to be allocated to rapid rehousing Parameters of funding for Emergency Solutions Grant Funding need to be reviewed by jurisdictions – longer terms for grants to participants CDBG funds should be leveraged to provide housing for low-income adults Coordinated assessment a must
PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS WORKGROUP CONT. Good ideas to implement: – Creating and continuously updating a prioritized, by name, list of homeless neighbors (identify by name and prioritize chronic and vulnerable persons for housing systematically) – Adopt a housing first policy continuum wide for chronically homeless persons (the process: raise large amounts of funds for housing first; identify existing available units; establish supportive services to assist those units; fill those units and when at capacity, create new units) – Real time access to vacancy of units and everyone using the same list – Setting eligibility criteria at the community level, rather than at the provider level (most vulnerable served first, instead of first come, first served)
What will be funded Amount = Annual Renewal Demand $6,320,580 ARD Tier 1 = $6,004,551 Renewal Grants One Reallocated Project $167,627– either to: – PSH for people experiencing chronic homelessness, or – If able to demonstrate addressing chronic homeless population through other means, new Rapid Rehousing projects for families
– We are not able to demonstrate addressing chronic homeless population through other means – 2013 Point in Time Count indicates that we have 1099 unsheltered chronically homeless individuals and 240 chronically homeless persons in families – Reallocated project will only be considered for PSH for people experiencing chronic homelessness
Distribution of Renewal Projects Our renewal projects consist of the following: 9 Permanent Housing Projects 26 Transitional Housing Projects 2 HMIS Projects 1 Supportive Services Only Project for Centralized/Coordinated Assessment 5 Supportive Services Only Projects
PRIORITIES AND RANKING FOR FUNDING PROJECTS A. Will take into account NOFA emphasis on strategies to accelerate progress on ending homelessness (1) Finish the job of ending chronic homelessness in five years (2) Prevent and end homelessness among Veterans in five years (3) Prevent and end homelessness for families, youth, and children in ten years (4) Set a path to ending all types of homelessness.
B. Will take into account HUD FUNDING PRIORITIES 1)Renewal permanent housing projects, RRH and PSH 2)New PSH projects created through reallocation for 100% chronically homeless 3)New RRH projects created through reallocation for homeless households with children 4)Renewal TH 5)CoC Planning costs 6)UFA costs 7)SSO Projects for centralized or coordinated assessment system 8)Renewal HMIS 9)All other renewal supportive services only projects
C. Will take into account effectiveness of renewal projects on HUD measures 1) Increase the percentage of participants remaining in CoC funded permanent housing projects for at least 6 months to 80% 2) Increase the percentage of participants in CoC funded transitional housing that move into permanent housing to 65% 3) Increase the percentage of participants in all CoC funded projects that are employed at program exit to 20% or more 4) Increase the percentage of participants in all CoC funded projects that obtained mainstream benefits at program exit to 20% or more 5) Decrease the number of homeless individuals and families
APPLICATION PROCESS Renewal Grants – current sub-recipients will be contacted by email with deadlines for submissions Reallocation Grant – request for proposals will be posted on website. Deadline for submission will be December 30, 2013.