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  • 33% (9 of 27) of these heads of household have a high school diploma or GED
  • 64% (9 of 14) of these heads of household have a high school diploma or GED

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  • 1. Basics of Rapid Re-Housing Jamey Burden National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference July 13, 2011
  • 2. Basics of Rapid Re-Housing
    • The Community and the Agency
    • Developing a Rapid Re-Housing Program
    • Results So Far
    • Observations and Ongoing Questions
    • Some Guiding Principles
  • 3. Washington, DC Homelessness Services
    • Over 200 programs serving individuals and families
    • 7,371 beds for single adults
    • 1,657 units for families
    • 91 provider agencies
  • 4. Washington, DC Homelessness Services
    • Severe weather shelter: 673 beds for singles, 153 units for families
    • Low-barrier shelter: 2,216 for singles
    • Temporary shelter for families: 344 units
  • 5. Washington, DC Homelessness Services
    • Transitional housing: 1,138 beds for singles, 617 units for families
    • Permanent supportive housing: 3,344 beds for singles, 696 units for families
  • 6. Washington, DC Point in Time 2011
    • 850 families were homeless
    • 3,800 individuals were homeless
  • 7. What We Do
    • Community of Hope Mission:
    • “ Improving health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals in the District of Columbia by providing healthcare, housing with supportive services, educational opportunities, and spiritual support.”
  • 8. What We Do
    • Provide healthcare to individuals with little or no insurance
    • Provide housing and supportive services to families that are near-homeless, homeless, or were previously homeless
  • 9. Developing a Program
    • The three-legged stool:
    • Activities (i.e., assistance, services)
    • System design/collaboration
    • Research & evaluation
  • 10. Developing a Program
    • Define goals
    • Who will you serve (and for how long)?
    • What won’t you do?
    • Plan partnerships (no matter how painful)
    • Nuts and bolts
    • Messaging
  • 11. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Case Management Exiters:
    • 79% (11 of 14) HOHs were female
    • 21% (3 of 14) HOHs were male
    • The average age for HOHs of families who exited was 35
    • 36% (5 of 14) HOHs had disabilities
  • 12. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Case Management Exiters:
    • Average monthly income: $1,171
    • 64% (9 of 14) received TANF
    • 14% (2 of 14) received SSI
    • 36% (5 of 14) received SSDI
    • 29% (4 of 14) received earned income
    • 7% (1 of 14) received unemployment
    • 7% (1 of 14) received child support
  • 13. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Case Management Exiters:
    • 21% (3 of 14) increased income before program exit
    • 79% (11 of 14) families were referred for housing search assistance
    • 57% (8 of 14) families were referred for employment services
    • 7% (1 of 14) families were referred for legal services
  • 14. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Case Management Exiters:
    • 64% (9 of 14) were in emergency shelter
    • 14% (2 of 14) were in transitional housing
    • 14% (2 of 14) were living with relatives
    • 7% (1 of 14) families were living with friends
  • 15. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Case Management Exiters:
    • 7% (1 of 14) had been homeless for 1 week or less
    • 29% (4 of 14) had been homeless for 1-4 weeks
    • 43% (6 of 14) had been homeless for 3-12 months
    • 14% (2 of 14) had been homeless for 13 or more months
  • 16. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Still Receiving Case Management:
    • 94% (16 of 17) HOHs are female
    • 6% (1 of 17) HOHs are male
    • Average age of HOHs: 33
    • 12% (2 of 17) HOHs have disabilities
  • 17. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Still Receiving Case Management:
    • Average monthly income: $757
    • 71% (12 of 17) receive TANF
    • 35% (6 of 17) receive earned income
    • 18% (3 of 17) receive SSI
    • 6% (1 of 17) receive SSDI
    • 6% (1 of 17) receive unemployment
  • 18. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Still Receiving Case Management:
    • 12% (2 of 17) have increased income since program entry
    • 29% (5 of 17) were referred for housing search assistance
    • 65% (11 of 17) were referred for employment services
    • 0% (0 of 17) were referred for legal services
  • 19. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Still Receiving Case Management:
    • 35% (6 of 17) were living with friends
    • 29% (5 of 17) were in emergency shelter
    • 24% (4 of 17) were living with relatives
    • 6% (1 of 17) were in transitional housing
    • 6% (1 of 17) refused to disclose their prior location
  • 20. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Still Receiving Case Management:
    • 18% (3 of 17) had been homeless for 1-4 weeks
    • 29% (5 of 17) had been homeless for 1-3 months
    • 6% (1 of 17) had been homeless for 3-12 months
    • 47% (8 of 17) had been homeless for 13 months or more
  • 21. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • 27 families who received COH re-housing subsidies have exited HPRP
    • Average total cost for these 27 re-housing subsidies was $10,247
    • Average period of services: 10 months
  • 22. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Of Subsidy Exiters:
    • 11% (3 of 27) received 1-3 months of assistance
    • 7% (2 of 27) received 4-6 months of assistance
    • 15% (4 of 27) received 7-9 months of assistance
    • 45% (12 of 27) received 10-12 months of assistance
    • 22% (6 of 27) received 13 or more months of assistance
  • 23. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • 14 families are still receiving COH re-housing subsidies in HPRP
    • The average total cost for these 14 re-housing subsidies is $11,708
    • 64% (9 of 14) have received 10-12 months of assistance so far
    • 36% (5 or 14) have received 13 or more months of assistance so far
    • Average period of assistance for these families: 12 months
  • 24. Results: April 2010 to Present
    • Among Community of Hope HPRP subsidy exiters (N=27), none re-entered DC HMIS-covered shelters as of July 1, 2011.
  • 25. Observations/Questions
    • Targeting
    • Risk
    • Don’t make decisions with clients that have long-term impact – use progressive engagement
  • 26. Observations/Questions
    • Don’t do mainstream services providers’ jobs
    • Use Barriers to Housing Stability Assessments
    • Don’t overextend families by placing them with high rent burdens
    • Overcoming myths
  • 27. Some Guiding Principles
    • Housing stability is main goal
    • Targeting: must target those with highest risk factors, best indicator is historical housing instability
    • Intensity of services: minimum amount to solve problem, increase with degree of risk
  • 28. Some Guiding Principles
    • Collaboration, create integrated system, leadership
    • Consumer choice and flexibility is critical
    • Research must be embedded in all the work, ongoing
  • 29. Contact Info
    • Jamey Burden
    • Director of Housing Programs
    • Community of Hope
    • Washington, DC
    • (202) 407-7766
    • [email_address]