Eviction Prevention in Partnership with Local Communities and Housing Authorities NAEH National Conference on Ending Homel...
Why is Eviction Prevention Important? <ul><li>What are the costs to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul></ul></u...
Costs to Families <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Court and legal fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage and movi...
Costs to Landlords <ul><li>Lost rent collections </li></ul><ul><li>Court and legal fees </li></ul><ul><li>Unit repair and ...
Costs to Society <ul><li>Cost to shelter a family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~ $40K to $50k per year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inc...
Our Program Model Based on Pilot Program Learning <ul><li>In-depth Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul...
Most Important Elements <ul><li>Building and nurturing relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing Authority Staff </li></...
Results – FY09 to date July 1, 2008 to January 31, 2011 <ul><li>95 families served </li></ul><ul><li>55 received financial...
Where to Begin? <ul><li>Understand the impact </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling financial impact </li></ul><ul><li>Build relati...
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5.2: What's Working: Examples from Successful Prevention Programs

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5.2: What's Working: Examples from Successful Prevention Programs

  1. 1. Eviction Prevention in Partnership with Local Communities and Housing Authorities NAEH National Conference on Ending Homelessness February 11, 2011 Jim Goebelbecker, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, Housing Families Inc. Molly Hogan-Fowler, LCSW Program Manager of Stabilization and Prevention
  2. 2. Why is Eviction Prevention Important? <ul><li>What are the costs to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landlords and Housing Authorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Costs to Families <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Court and legal fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage and moving costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of security deposit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased mental health problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased rates of developmental delay and learning disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loss of future housing and access to shelter </li></ul>
  4. 4. Costs to Landlords <ul><li>Lost rent collections </li></ul><ul><li>Court and legal fees </li></ul><ul><li>Unit repair and turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Moving and storage of belongings </li></ul>
  5. 5. Costs to Society <ul><li>Cost to shelter a family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~ $40K to $50k per year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased medical costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency room visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher rates of asthma, lead poisoning, mental health problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased educational costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$90 child/day to transport to school of origin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$6,700 per child for special education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$6,800 per child to repeat a grade </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Our Program Model Based on Pilot Program Learning <ul><li>In-depth Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landlord </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holistic </li></ul><ul><li>Not just money </li></ul><ul><li>Case Management Services </li></ul>
  7. 7. Most Important Elements <ul><li>Building and nurturing relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing Authority Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structuring our financial assistance to engage and empower families in the process </li></ul><ul><li>Team approach to reviewing cases and determining how to help </li></ul>
  8. 8. Results – FY09 to date July 1, 2008 to January 31, 2011 <ul><li>95 families served </li></ul><ul><li>55 received financial assistance </li></ul><ul><li>$1K-$2K - Average financial assistance per family </li></ul><ul><li>Of the families served, zero have been evicted </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where to Begin? <ul><li>Understand the impact </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling financial impact </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Know the resources </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Improvement </li></ul>

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