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  • 1. Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD)
    Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs
  • 2. Overview VHPD
    • Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009
    • 3. Federal Collaborations
    • 4. Selected Sites
    • 5. MacDill AFB – Tampa, FL
    • 6. Camp Pendleton – San Diego, CA
    • 7. Fort Hood – Killeen, TX
    • 8. Fort Drum – Watertown, NY
    • 9. Joint Base Lewis-McChord – Tacoma, WA
  • Site Selection
    • Sites with high number of service members separating from the military and transitioning into civilian life;
    • 10. Sites in urban areas, (e.g., sites with high rates of veterans that are homeless);
    • 11. Sites in rural areas, (e.g., sites far from VA)
    • 12. Sites with experience coordinating with the VA and DOL
  • VHPD and HPRP
    • Similar in design to HUD’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
    • 13. “But for this assistance, would be homeless”
    • 14. Designed to provide temporary assistance
  • HUD Continuum of Care Role
    • Identified CoCs near the five selected bases
    • 15. City of San Diego CoC
    • 16. Austin/Travis County CoC
    • 17. Utica/Rome/Oneida County CoC
    • 18. Tacoma, Lakewood, Pierce County CoC
    • 19. Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC
  • Target Populations
    • Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (OEF/OIF)
    • 20. National Guard and Reservists
    • 21. All Veterans – including women veterans and veterans with families
  • Serving Veterans At-Risk of Homelessness
    • Individual or family with income at or below 50% AMI and has unstable employment or housing
    • 22. More detailed criteria provided in the VHPD Notice, for example -
    • 23. Pending eviction in 2 weeks
    • 24. Sudden and significant increase in utility costs
    • 25. Physical disabilities and other chronic diseases
    • 26. Homeless in the last 12 months
  • Eligible Costs under VHPD
    • Financial Housing Assistance
    • 27. At least 65% of the awarded funds ($1.3 million) must be for financial housing assistance
    • 28. Short term assistance – up to 3 months
    • 29. Medium term assistance – 3 to18 months
    • 30. Security/utility deposits for HUD-VASH
  • Eligible Costs under VHPD (continued)
    • Supportive Services
    • 31. Outreach and case management
    • 32. Child care
    • 33. Transportation
    • 34. Credit Repair
    • 35. HMIS- Data Collection
    • 36. Administration - up to 8 %
  • Additional Information
    • Grant agreements signed Feb 3, 2011
    • 37. Most began operating in March 2011
    • 38. HUD will be collecting data quarterly and annually
    • 39. Number of individuals/families served
    • 40. To assess what’s working
  • Additional Information
    • Bi-weekly Conference Calls
    • 41. With HUD, VA, and DOL staff at federal and local level
    • 42. Open discussion about common issues
    • 43. Contact Lists
  • Resources
    Homelessness Resource Exchange –
    http://www.HUDHRE.info
    Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Notice-
    http://www.hudhre.info/documents/VetsHomelessPreventionDemo.pdf
  • 44. Cynthia High, MS, MSW
    Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development
    (202)402-4473
    Cynthia.W.High@hud.gov