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    • 1. Homes Within Reach 5-Year Status Report, 2007-2011
    • 2. 10-Year Plan Overall Goals:End chronic homelessness &Reduce overall level ofhomelessness in the community
    • 3. Overall Results, 2007-2012  Reductions in individual homelessness  20% reduction overall  27% decrease in chronically homeless  52% decrease in street homeless population  Lack of progress re family homelessness  168% increase  Creation of new Housing Crisis Response System
    • 4. Homeless Individuals, SpringfieldAt Point-In-Time Count, last week in January 300 250 Total Individuals 200 Chronically 150 Homeless Unsheltered 100 PSH units 50 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    • 5. Homeless Families, SpringfieldAt Point-In-Time Count, last week in January 600 500 400 300 People in Families Family Households 200 100 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    • 6. Primary Strategies • Permanent supportive housing/chronic • Prevention and rapid rehousing/crisis • Access to employment, housing and services • Strategic Partnerships • Accountability
    • 7. Permanent Supportive Housing/ Chronic
    • 8. Permanent Supportive Housing/Individuals 10-year goal 250 units; 5-year status: 73% Units completed, 18 Goal, 250 3 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
    • 9. Housing Engagement/IndividualsStreet Population Sheltered Population MHA REACH program –  24/7 Homeless outreach leading Resource Center directly to placement in  Early: use of data to housing prioritize long-term Collaboration between stayers & vulnerable police, Health Care for populations for housing the Homeless, the priority BID, and service providers
    • 10. InnovationInter-agency collaboration for housingtriage & placementsMulti-agency monthly meeting for ―matching‖ of chronically homelessindividuals with PSH housing opportunities• Shelter providers collaborating with housing providers• Analysis of ―best fit‖ for each individual and unit• Prioritize vulnerable populations/high users/long-stayers
    • 11. Permanent Supportive Housing/Families 10-year goal 250 units; 5-year status: 72% Units Goal, 50 Complete, 360% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
    • 12. Prevention and Rapid Rehousing/ Crisis
    • 13. Prevention and Rapid Rehousing:Creation of New Housing Crisis Response SystemIndividuals Housing Court Program Lead: Catholic Charities  Collaborative effort as lead agency  Access to funds and Collaboration: CC, FOH services to prevent and Health Care for the imminent homelessness Homeless  Collaboration: CC, FOH and Health Care for the Families Homeless Lead: HAP Single portal for families to access financial and housing assistance
    • 14. Success Story:Rapid RehousingAfter the Tornado• Over 250 displaced Springfield households assisted to new housing• Collaborative effort• Multiple providers• Triage• Financial resources
    • 15. Discharge PlanningAvoiding release from public systems of care into homelessness  5-hospital emergency department collaboration to establish common care plans for high-end users (Health Care for the Homeless)  Area hospitals connect with Health Care for the to discharge into homelessness—in order to create discharge plan that addresses housing  Forensic pilot: PSH for homeless mentally ill individuals being released from jail  Regional sex offender workgroup
    • 16. Access to Employment, Housing & Services
    • 17. Accomplishments Links to Employment  REB Homeless employment specialist  Work re pathways to employment  Regional Network: Employment Plan (Families)  Section 3 hiring (local, low-income for HUD-funded projects) Housing Targeting  Additional allocation of Section 8 subsidies to SHA targeted toward chronically homeless  Triage (especially post tornado) Links to Services  Homeless Resource Center as location for services  Project Homeless Connect 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010  Health clinic for homeless youth  Motel outreach
    • 18. Partnerships
    • 19. Accomplishments Regional Plan to End Homelessness, 2008 Regional Network to End Homelessness PSH/Housing First throughout Western MA Substantial public-private funding for Homeless Resource Center Innovative partnership between City, SHA & private landlords
    • 20. Accountability
    • 21. Accomplishments  Full implementation of city-wide Homeless Management Information System  10-Year Plan guides funding & policy decisions  Progress reports, at least annually  Review & update of plan
    • 22. Homes Within ReachUpdated Action Plan 2012-2014
    • 23. Highlights  Continued creation of PSH; strategy to help people move on from PSH when appropriate  Continued and improved collaborations with medical facilities & corrections  Refinement of housing crisis response system  Increased focus on families and youth  Improved collaboration across all programs  Data improvement and expanded use  Performance measurement of system

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