5.11 Citical Success Factors in High Performing Rural Continuums of Care (Wahto)


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Rural communities across the country have made significant progress in reducing homelessness and increasing the effectiveness of their Continuums of Care (CoC). This workshop examines five core strategies used in highly effective rural CoC’s to implement their ten year plans and meet the housing and service needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness.

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5.11 Citical Success Factors in High Performing Rural Continuums of Care (Wahto)

  1. 1. Clallam County Report Card Housing First strategies in a rural community
  2. 3. How We Started the Process <ul><li>In 2005, County adopted a ten year plan to end homelessness which included a countywide emphasis on prevention, central intake , rapid re-entry and discharge planning </li></ul><ul><li>Plan identifies strong community support & identified lead providers, propose to serve all homeless populations </li></ul><ul><li>Port Angeles HRC opens September 2007, Sequim office opens December 2007, West End office opens January 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>3 Year Goal : 600+households. On track to double that goal in first two years! </li></ul>
  3. 4. Housing Resource Centers in PA, Sequim and Forks
  4. 5. HRC Tools of the Trade <ul><li>Intake/assessment form </li></ul><ul><li>HMIS </li></ul><ul><li>Client Barrier Level </li></ul><ul><li>Housing &Program Descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Options & Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Tenant PI System </li></ul>
  5. 7. Community Partners <ul><li>Serenity House of Clallam County </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Authority of Clallam County </li></ul><ul><li>MANNA </li></ul><ul><li>St Vincent de Paul (2( </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic Community Action </li></ul><ul><li>DSHS / CPS / CWS </li></ul><ul><li>First Step </li></ul><ul><li>Sequim Community Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Families </li></ul><ul><li>Peninsula Community Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>NW Justice Project / ProBono </li></ul><ul><li>Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers In Medicine of the Olympics (VIMO) </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation Army </li></ul><ul><li>Food Banks </li></ul><ul><li>West End Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Forks Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Property management companies </li></ul><ul><li>United Way </li></ul><ul><li>And area churches, among many others . </li></ul>A few of the most often-utilized partner & referral agencies include (5 agencies involved in coordinated intake planning) :
  6. 8. Housing Resource Center referral and placement flow chart : <ul><li>Community partners & referral agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Family Case Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Vets Relief case manager </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Authority voucher specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Youth & young adult case manager </li></ul><ul><li>211 </li></ul><ul><li>Site Based Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen Family Village </li></ul><ul><li>Serenity Court </li></ul><ul><li>Hope House/Rose House </li></ul><ul><li>Tempest PSH </li></ul><ul><li>Home Based Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Tenant Based Rental Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions to Housing </li></ul><ul><li>(Pilot and HPRP) </li></ul><ul><li>One Family-One Home </li></ul><ul><li>Cornerstone </li></ul>Intake & Assessment: Prevention Prevention Plus Start up Housing Counseling & Placement OR Case Management Housing Stability Plan
  7. 9. Evergreen Family Village (SHP TH)
  8. 10. Serenity Court (SHP TH)
  9. 11. Family Shelter Apartments
  10. 12. Transitions to Housing Rental Assistance
  11. 13. One Family – One Home Transition in Place
  12. 14. Cornerstone- Permanent Supportive Housing for families
  13. 16. Access to affordable housing Acquisition and Preservation Targeted Capital Investment Self Help Home Ownership Housing Land Trust
  14. 18. Clallam Report Card? 40% Reduction in Family Homelessness Meeting goals around unsheltered -------------------------------------- Economic Factors-focus on new strategies New funding opportunities and challenges
  15. 19. State Trends Hide Local Trends