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    • Advanced Rapid Re-Housing Strategies National Conference on Ending Homelessness July 15, 2011 Tom Barnett, Program Manager [email_address] Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness formerly the Coordinator of the Fairfax Falls-Church Housing Locator Network at Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
      • Demographics
        • Over 1M people
        • Area Median
        • Income (AMI)
        • for a family of 4
        • = $103,000 per year
        • Over 50k people living in poverty and 1,549 homeless
      CONTEXT
      • High Rent:
      • Avg. 1 BR = $1,216
      • 4 BR = $1,783
      CHALLENGES Low Vacancy: Avg. 1 BR = 7.1% 4 BR = 0.6% We were new to rapid re-housing
      • Major increase in collaboration and partnership via the creation of a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness
      • Political commitment to end homelessness and to create 2,650 new affordable housing opportunities
      • Arrival of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
      • ( HPRP )
      STRENGTHS
      • Direct financial assistance for prevention and rapid re-housing activities
      • Community Case
      • Management
      • Housing Locator Coordination and Support
      HPRP AS JUMPSTART
      • Assessed staff time dedicated to housing search and placement services in FTE s (full-time equivalent)
      • Created memoranda of understanding MoU between the various organizations providing these services
      • Saw very little time actually
      • being dedicated to housing
      • search and placement
      • activities
      THINKING SYSTEMATICALLY
    • STRATEGY Draft 2011-04
      • Created webpage
      • and online forum
      • Hosted monthly
      • roundtable
      • and a
      • 12-week training
      BUILDING A COMMUNITY
      • “ I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their participation on this list serve. I think that this is one of the best, if not THE best, collaborative settings that we have in homeless services.  I consistently get several quick and very helpful responses to requests that I post, and this makes my job so much easier in securing housing for families in need.
      • Thank you all for being so dedicated to the work!”
      A COMMUNITY THAT WORKS
      • Solve problems for natural partners, such as…
      • HOUSING AUTHORITIES / COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD / TRANSITIONAL HOUSING / PROPERTY OWNERS & MANAGEMENT / FAITH COMMUNITIES
      • Allow nonprofits to have influence & push innovation
      • Make the job easier for staff, System as Platform
      FINDING GAPS, OPPORTUNITIES
      • Community requires constant nurturing
      • How do we direct more housing location to the front-end of the system, i.e. do more homeless diversion?
      • The work is hard, resources scarce
      • It is difficult to clearly link capacity building efforts to outcomes. A 14% reduction in the number of homeless people is attributed to many efforts.
      STILL WORKING ON IT