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  • 1. 1
    Homelessness Prevention
    In New York City
    NAEH Conference, July 14 2011
  • 2. 2
    How do we target services?
    Put services in the highest risk communities. One quarter of NYC’s communities contribute over 60% of all shelter entrants
  • 3. 3
    How do we target services?
    HomeBase Shelter Profile
    Provide services to families who have similar characteristics to families who enter shelter.
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    How do we target services?
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    Outreach to families who are most likely to end up in shelter.
  • 5. 5
    Planning
    How do we target services?
    Public awareness campaign with placements in high-demand communities
    Developed screening and referral service through 311
    Calls transferred to Homebase doubled
  • 6. 6
    How do we target services?
    Targeting Tenants Affected by Foreclosure
    DHS purchased proprietary data in order to map buildings at risk of foreclosure
    Programs hired staff with foreclosure expertise to:
    • Outreach to tenants in at-risk buildings
    • 7. Provide advice and assistance with tenancy rights, benefits, utilities, and relocation
  • 7
    Planning
    How do we target services?
    Lessons: 
    • Invest in technology
    • 8. Make data useful for practitioners
    • 9. Use data for continuous quality improvement
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  • 10. 9
    How do we allocate prevention resources?
  • 11. 10
    How do we allocate prevention resources?
    Cost Per 90 Day Diversion:
    HRA = $600
    Hombase = $3,000
  • 12. 11
    How do we allocate prevention resources?
  • 13. 12
    Planning
    How do we allocate prevention resources?
    Lessons: 
    • Offer a range of services that are progressively more intensive and expensive only after initial intervention doesn’t work
    • 14. You can offer a universal service without “wasting” resources on low-risk households
    • 15. Leverage TANF and mainstream resources
    • 16. Incentivize providers to achieve outcomes
  • 13
    How do we know our strategy is working?
    Match households served against shelter entrants to determine client impact.
  • 17. 14
    How do we know our strategy is working?
    Compare communities served to communities not served by prevention to determine program impact
  • 18. 15
    Planning
    How do we know our strategy is working?
  • 19. 16
    Planning
    How do we know our strategy is working?
    Commission evaluations to find a causal relationship between prevention and shelter entry.
  • 20. 17
    Planning
    How do we know our strategy is working?
    Lessons: 
    • Random assignment trails are controversial
    • 21. Results take time
    • 22. Be realistic about the impacts