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    • Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD)
      Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs
    • Overview VHPD
      • Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009
      • Federal Collaborations
      • Selected Sites
      • MacDill AFB – Tampa, FL
      • Camp Pendleton – San Diego, CA
      • Fort Hood – Killeen, TX
      • Fort Drum – Watertown, NY
      • Joint Base Lewis-McChord – Tacoma, WA
    • Site Selection
      • Sites with high number of service members separating from the military and transitioning into civilian life;
      • Sites in urban areas, (e.g., sites with high rates of veterans that are homeless);
      • Sites in rural areas, (e.g., sites far from VA)
      • 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)
      • “But for this assistance, would be homeless”
      • Designed to provide temporary assistance
    • HUD Continuum of Care Role
      • Identified CoCs near the five selected bases
      • City of San Diego CoC
      • Austin/Travis County CoC
      • Utica/Rome/Oneida County CoC
      • Tacoma, Lakewood, Pierce County CoC
      • Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC
    • Target Populations
      • Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (OEF/OIF)
      • National Guard and Reservists
      • 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
      • More detailed criteria provided in the VHPD Notice, for example -
      • Pending eviction in 2 weeks
      • Sudden and significant increase in utility costs
      • Physical disabilities and other chronic diseases
      • Homeless in the last 12 months
    • Eligible Costs under VHPD
      • Financial Housing Assistance
      • At least 65% of the awarded funds ($1.3 million) must be for financial housing assistance
      • Short term assistance – up to 3 months
      • Medium term assistance – 3 to18 months
      • Security/utility deposits for HUD-VASH
    • Eligible Costs under VHPD (continued)
      • Supportive Services
      • Outreach and case management
      • Child care
      • Transportation
      • Credit Repair
      • HMIS- Data Collection
      • Administration - up to 8 %
    • Additional Information
      • Grant agreements signed Feb 3, 2011
      • Most began operating in March 2011
      • HUD will be collecting data quarterly and annually
      • Number of individuals/families served
      • To assess what’s working
    • Additional Information
      • Bi-weekly Conference Calls
      • With HUD, VA, and DOL staff at federal and local level
      • Open discussion about common issues
      • Contact Lists
    • Resources
      Homelessness Resource Exchange –
      Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Notice-
    • Cynthia High, MS, MSW
      Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs
      US Department of Housing and Urban Development