FUS-Porchlight-Homelessness in Madison

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presentation given on March 26 at First Unitarian Society of Madison www.fusmadison.org

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FUS-Porchlight-Homelessness in Madison

  1. 1. Homelessness in Madison
  2. 2. Why Housing is not Affordable in Dane County NUMBER OF BEDROOMS RENTS AT FAIR MARKET VALUE INCOME AVAILABLE FOR RENT AT VARIOUS MONTHLY INCOME LEVELS PERCENT OF RENTER POPULATION AT OR BELOW IDENTIFIED HOURLY WAGE SOURCE: 2008-09DATA FROM HUD. MEDIAN INCOME WITHOUT REGARD TO FAMILY SIZE.
  3. 3. Homeless in Dane County
  4. 5. Shelters in Madison <ul><li>Families: The Salvation Army, the YWCA, the Road Home, and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Single women: Salvation Army’s Single Women’s Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Single men: Porchlight’s Drop-In Shelter </li></ul>
  5. 6. Drop-In Shelter <ul><li>Housed at Grace Episcopal Church </li></ul><ul><li>100 beds, plus 50 at overflow shelters at St. John’s Lutheran and First United Methodist </li></ul><ul><li>Serves roughly 1,500 guests each year for nearly 32,000 shelter nights </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>50 organizations and over 1,700 volunteers work together to provide shelter guests two hot meals per day, 365 days each year </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling services, laundry and bathing facilities are available </li></ul>
  7. 8. DROP-IN SHELTER USAGE: 1992-2010 TOTAL NUMBER OF NIGHTS OF SHELTER
  8. 9. Hospitality House <ul><li>Employment and housing counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance in obtaining employment (identifications, work clothes, writing resumes, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical and legal assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone and mail service </li></ul><ul><li>Bus tickets </li></ul>
  9. 10. 2010 HOSPITALITY HOUSE SERVICES <ul><li>PERSONS SERVED </li></ul><ul><li>Client contacts: 19,140 </li></ul><ul><li>New clients served: 6,641 </li></ul><ul><li>Chronically mentally ill served: 767 </li></ul><ul><li>1,024 out of 1,892 counseled found or retained housing </li></ul><ul><li>426 out of 1,434 counseled found jobs </li></ul><ul><li>SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>Medical/dental: 154 </li></ul><ul><li>Bus tickets: 1,835 </li></ul><ul><li>IDs for work: 274 </li></ul><ul><li>Other emergency: 278 </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy: 1,017 </li></ul><ul><li>Legal: 30 </li></ul>
  10. 11. DIGS Dwelling Intervention Grants and Sustenance <ul><li>DIGS provides assistance designed to prevent homelessness in the wake of a short-term financial emergency for a household. </li></ul><ul><li>1,222 households received financial assistance -- $263 average </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized matching resources with agencies and faith communities </li></ul><ul><li>Retention rates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% AT 6 MONTHS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>74% AT 12 MONTHS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70% AT 18 MONTHS </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Affordable Housing
  12. 13. Case Management <ul><li>All Porchlight residents have access to case management services. They can receive assistance with things like budgeting, apartment maintenance, employment skills, and other supports designed to keep them in stable housing. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Safe Haven <ul><li>Shelter for homeless men and women who suffer from serious mental illness </li></ul><ul><li>“ Portal of entry” to community services system </li></ul><ul><li>Basic services as well as a free psychiatric clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly 60 individuals sheltered each year, and 200 receiving drop-in services </li></ul>
  14. 16. Madison Cares <ul><li>A $3.6 million capital campaign to build a new Safe Haven along with 24 units of permanent housing for people with mental illness. </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>www.porchlightinc.org </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/porchlightmadison </li></ul>

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