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1 Emergency Solutions Grant Rapid Re-housing Program Indiana Balance of State Continuum of Care Application Overview FY2011 and FY2012 April 24,

2 FY2011 ESG – A UNIQUE YEAR! ESG Round 1 FY11 Awards HEARTH Regulations Released ESG Round 2 FY11 Awards Substantial Amendment to HUD 2 July 2011 December 2011 April 2012 June 2012 July/Aug 2012 ESG FY12 awarded

3 ESG - FY2011: A UNIQUE SITUATION Round 1: Emergency Shelter Grant Allocation: FY2011 (Round 1): $2.017 million Awarded 55 emergency shelters & transitional housing in August 2011 Avg. Award: $36,156 (max.: $50,000/ $25,000 new applicants) Activities Funded for 7/1/11-6/30/12: 1.Operations (74%) 2.Essential Services (18%) 3.Homeless Prevention (very short-term, limited use) (3%) 4.Administration (IHCDA only- 5%) 3

4 HEARTH ACT OVERVIEW HOMELESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND RAPID TRANSITION TO HOUSING ACT President Obama signed into law May 20, Consolidates and amends 3 separate homeless assistance programs under title IV of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program designed to: Revise Emergency Shelter Grant and rename to Emergency Solutions Grant Improve administrative efficiency and enhance response coordination and effectiveness in addressing the needs of homeless persons Codifies into law and enhances the Continuum of Care planning process Revise definitions of homeless and homeless person with a disability HUD released Rules and Regulations 11/15/11, along with amended homeless definition regulations 4

5 5 ROUND 2 ESG FY2011: RAPID RE-HOUSING Allocation Amount FY2011 (Round 2): $1,244, Allocation Amount FY 2012: Amount not known Avg. Award: $325,000-$400,000 Awards: 3 with FY2011 funds, 3 with FY2012 funds Award Term: 18 months from start date (July 2012, and est. August 2012) Activities funded: 1.Rapid Re-housing 1.Housing Relocation & Stabilization Services 2.Rental Assistance 2.HMIS 3.Administration

6 FY2011 ALLOCATIONS AND ACTIVITIES Emergency Solutions Grant: FY2011 Allocation #2 ($1,134,579) Reprogrammed (leftover) from Allocation #1 ($110,313.55) Emergency Shelter Grant: FY2011 Allocation #1 ($2,017,029) Rapid Re-housing Administration HMIS Homeless Prevention Operations Essential Services 6 Housing Relocation & Stabilization Services Rental Assistance Total FY Allocation=$3,151,608.00

7 HPRP VS. ESG HPRP (Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-housing Program) Emergency Solutions Grant- Rapid Re-housing program Temporary, ARRA programPermanent program $16,883,827$1,134,579 + $110,313 Round 1 rollover = $1,244,892 FY11 Admin. – IHCDA capped at 2%Admin. – IHCDA to cap at 5% No Match100% Match At or below 50% AMIBelow 30% AMI HUD: 18 month maximum IHCDA: 12 month maximum HUD: 24 month maximum IHCDA: 18 months max. services, 12 month max. financial Recertification: 3 monthsRecertification: Annual Case management encouraged monthlyMinimum of monthly case management meetings required Tenant pays 30% housing payment 65% Rental Assistance (includes short term financial assistance), 35% Services 65% Rental Assistance / 35% Services (includes short term financial assistance) Habitability Inspection required only if moving into new unitHabitability inspection required of ALL units Units must be rent reasonable onlyUnits must be rent reasonable AND below fair market rent Lease Addendum executed between tenant and landlordRental assistance agreement executed between subrecipient & landlord 7

8 KEY DIFFERENCES OF ESG I-HOPE not used as eligibility tool, but referral tool. Use to screen in, not screen out Housing locators as central component to program design MOU's with all shelters & TH in service area You define the service area Arizona Self Sufficiency Matrix used in HMIS Outreach plan for reaching unsheltered homeless Concerns about tenants being able to sustain housing should be addressed through program design rather than by screening people out of assistance. 8

9 Rapid Re-housing Program Design Models: Central Access Point - Housing Navigator/ Locator - Uses I-HOPE & AZ Matrix tool Outreach All Prevention Programs Shelters & transitional housing Rapid Re-housing Affordable/ Subsidized Housing 9

10 WHY IS STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENT & COORDINATED ENTRY IMPORTANT? Sends households to intervention of best fit from the start Provides system-wide prevention, diversion and rapid re- housing opportunities Client-centric not program-centric Improves system efficiency Fosters more collaboration among providers Improves ability to perform well on HEARTH outcomes ESG mandate Source: "Coordinated Assessment: The Basics, Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness - 10

11 QUALITIES OF A GOOD REFERRAL SYSTEM Accurate: Matches client needs Informed: Matches facility availability Effective: Provider accepts and enrolls Standard: One process, all clients and services Comprehensive: all funder and provider fields Digital: Uses HMIS, two-way communication Mandatory: Every provider, all the time Source: "Coordinated Assessment: The Basics, Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness, 11

12 VARIOUS MODELS, STANDARDIZED PROCESS Single Point of Access Multi-Site Coordinated No Wrong Door Assessment Hotline 12

13 13 Flowchart Access Assessme nt Assign Mainstream Services Standardized Access and Assessment Coordinated Referral Source: Matt White, Apt Associates US Interagency Council on Homeless Webinar: Coordinated Assessment Webinar. 3/20/12

14 14 Source: "Coordinated Assessment: The Basics, Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness

15 2-1-1 PLACES: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY, TN; PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, MD; ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA PROS: ACCESSIBILITY; EASY LINKAGES TO OTHER MAINSTREAM RESOURCES; REDUCES IN-PERSON CLIENTS CONS: UNABLE TO DEAL WITH CRISIS SITUATIONS FACE-TO-FACE; INCREASED CHANCE OF INCONSISTENCY SHELTER DIVERSION MAINSTREAM RESOURCES MAINSTREAM RESOURCES INTAKE CENTER INTAKE CENTER Source: "Coordinated Assessment: The Basics, Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness

16 PLACES: MONTGOMERY COUNTY/DAYTON, OH; MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD PROS: EASIER TO HANDLE LARGER NUMBERS OF CLIENTS; MORE ACCESSIBILITY; MAY INCREASE PROVIDER COMFORT LEVEL CONS: LESS CONTROL AND CONSISTENCY; MAY BE MORE COSTLY DUE TO INCREASED SPACE/STAFF DEMANDS DECENTRALIZED INTAKE INTAKE POINT #2 INTAKE POINT #3 INTAKE POINT #1 Source: "Coordinated Assessment: The Basics, Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness

17 PLACES: COLUMBUS, OH; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; HENNEPIN COUNTY/MINNEAPOLIS, MN PROS: LESS TRAINING TIME NEEDED; MORE LIKELY TO BE CONSISTENT PROCESS; NEED LESS STAFF CONS: ONE LOCATION MAY NOT BE EQUALLY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL; HIGH VOLUME CENTRALIZED INTAKE SINGLE INTAKE CENTER/SHELTER (MAY BE ONE PLACE FOR EACH POPULATION) SINGLE INTAKE CENTER/SHELTER (MAY BE ONE PLACE FOR EACH POPULATION) Source: "Coordinated Assessment: The Basics, Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness

18 18 Heather Presley-Cowen, City of Fort Wayne Deputy Director, Community Development

19 CITY OF FT. WAYNE- FOR RENT PROGRAM 19

20 INDIVIDUAL SUBPOPULATION NEEDS CO-LOCATION WITH OTHER CRUCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY SIZE OF GEOGRAPHIC AREA DISTANCE FROM OTHER PROVIDERS Source: "Coordinated Assessment: The Basics, Center for Capacity Building, National Alliance to End Homelessness, ADDITIONAL PLANNING QUESTIONS

21 RAPID RE-HOUSING TIMELINE & IMPLEMENTATION TaskCompleted Release Final ESG Rapid Re-housing RFP to Regional Planning Councils & HPRP subrecipients April 17 Submit Substantial Amendment to HUDApril 23 IHCDA to hold Rapid Re-housing Application WebinarApril 24 th, 1pm Rapid Re-housing proposals due to IHCDAMay 18 th, 5pm Announce ESG-RR FY2011 awardsJune 28, 2012 HUD release of FY11 Round 2 funds to IHCDA IHCDA execute agreements for three FY11 Rapid Re-housing awards Late June Early July HUD releases FY12 ESG funds IHCDA execute agreements for three FY12 Rapid Re-housing awards July ? August? (TBD) 21

22 ESG RAPID RE-HOUSING RFP & APPLICATION FORMS Threshold Criteria (6) Other Requirements: Entitlement City Collaboration, if applicable Match I-HOPE & Centralized access plan HMIS Defined Outreach plan – to unsheltered homeless Defined Shelter coordination / MOUs Homeless Definition Activities Claims-monthly Performance Objectives – 3 program, 2 system-wide Section

23 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES HUD Homeless Resource Exchange 1) HEARTH Act: ments.pdfhttp://www.hudhre.info/documents/HEARTH_ESGInterimRule&ConPlanConformingAmend ments.pdf ; ESG regulations begin on pg )HUD ESG: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness 1) Retooling Crisis Response Systems 2) Retooling the Homeless Response System _response_system/ National Alliance to End Homelessness: 1) ESG Resources: Understanding and Implementing the Interim Rule 2) Coordinated Assessment Toolkit: 3)Rapid Re-housing Triage Tool 4) Coordinated Entry: The Basics 23

24 SUBMITTING THE PROPOSAL Due by Friday, May 18 th, 5pm IHCDA office Submit one hard copy and one electronic to Kelli Barker Exhibits, Attachments, Signature Page Questions- Send to Kelli Barker by . Limited responses will be provide. 24


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