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Home Ground Supportive Housing

  1. 1. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan Stephen Nash CEO HomeGround 2 nd Sept 2009
  2. 2. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan Supportive Housing: key elements Co-ordinated provision of quality housing and support Targets people who are chronically homeless
  3. 3. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan <ul><li>Supportive Housing: rationale </li></ul><ul><li>No one wants to be homeless. </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive housing helps people live more stable and productive lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive housing is permanent housing. </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive housing is cost-effective. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan <ul><li>Supportive Housing: key elements </li></ul><ul><li>principles </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Support Services are Accessible, Flexible, and Target Residential Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment and Independence </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan Supportive Housing: key elements Common Ground Affordability 30% income Safety and Comfort Concierge, high quality housing Support Services On-site case management, plus therapeutic, social, recreational Empowerment and Independence Social mix, tenancy, visitors, tenant input, community building
  6. 6. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan <ul><li>Supportive Housing: key elements </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of models and providers </li></ul><ul><li>Various needs groups targeted </li></ul><ul><li>Scatter site to high scale </li></ul><ul><li>Often a Housing First approach </li></ul><ul><li>Sector resource bodies foster innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Strong evidence and cost savings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan How can we ensure these elements are delivered successfully?
  8. 8. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan How can we ensure these elements are delivered successfully? System change is required Current White Paper opportunity
  9. 9. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan How can we ensure these elements are delivered successfully? Laying a New Foundation: Changing the Systems to Create and Sustain Supportive Housing Corporation for Supportive Housing
  10. 10. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan How can we ensure these elements are delivered successfully? 1. Collaborative Planning/Consensus-Building 2. Investment & Leveraging of Resources 3. Coordination, Streamlining, & Integration of Funding 4. Building Provider Capacity 5. Quality Assurance 6. Research & Data 7. Communication and Advocacy 8. Cultivating Leaders, Champions, & Advocates 9. The Irresistible Force 10. An Intermediary as Neutral Catalyst
  11. 11. Ending homelessness: a vision and a plan How can we ensure these elements are delivered successfully? White Paper opportunity to create a new system Create a dialogue about ending homelessness Build on what works now and what doesn’t Allocate housing and support resources Build the capacity of providers Focus on results

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