Advanced Rapid Re-Housing Strategies National Conference on Ending Homelessness July 15, 2011 Tom Barnett, Program Manager...
<ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1M people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area Median  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>High Rent:  </li></ul><ul><li>Avg. 1 BR = $1,216 </li></ul><ul><li>  4 BR = $1,783  </li></ul>CHALLENGES Low Vacan...
<ul><li>Major increase in collaboration and partnership via the creation of a  Ten-Year Plan  to End Homelessness  </li></...
<ul><li>Direct  financial assistance  for prevention and rapid re-housing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Community  Case  </...
<ul><li>Assessed staff time dedicated to housing search and placement services in  FTE s (full-time equivalent) </li></ul>...
STRATEGY Draft 2011-04
<ul><li>Created webpage  </li></ul><ul><li>and online forum </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted monthly  </li></ul><ul><li>roundtable...
<ul><li>“ I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their participation on this list serve. I think that this is one...
<ul><li>Solve problems for natural partners, such as… </li></ul><ul><li>HOUSING AUTHORITIES  /  COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD /...
<ul><li>Community requires constant nurturing </li></ul><ul><li>How do we direct more housing location to the front-end of...
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6.7 Thomas Barnett

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. <ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1M people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area Median </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income (AMI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for a family of 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>= $103,000 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 50k people living in poverty and 1,549 homeless </li></ul></ul>CONTEXT
  3. 3. <ul><li>High Rent: </li></ul><ul><li>Avg. 1 BR = $1,216 </li></ul><ul><li> 4 BR = $1,783 </li></ul>CHALLENGES Low Vacancy: Avg. 1 BR = 7.1% 4 BR = 0.6% We were new to rapid re-housing
  4. 4. <ul><li>Major increase in collaboration and partnership via the creation of a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Political commitment to end homelessness and to create 2,650 new affordable housing opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program </li></ul><ul><li>( HPRP ) </li></ul>STRENGTHS
  5. 5. <ul><li>Direct financial assistance for prevention and rapid re-housing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Community Case </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Locator Coordination and Support </li></ul>HPRP AS JUMPSTART
  6. 6. <ul><li>Assessed staff time dedicated to housing search and placement services in FTE s (full-time equivalent) </li></ul><ul><li>Created memoranda of understanding MoU between the various organizations providing these services </li></ul><ul><li>Saw very little time actually </li></ul><ul><li>being dedicated to housing </li></ul><ul><li>search and placement </li></ul><ul><li>activities </li></ul>THINKING SYSTEMATICALLY
  7. 7. STRATEGY Draft 2011-04
  8. 8. <ul><li>Created webpage </li></ul><ul><li>and online forum </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted monthly </li></ul><ul><li>roundtable </li></ul><ul><li>and a </li></ul><ul><li>12-week training </li></ul>BUILDING A COMMUNITY
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you all for being so dedicated to the work!” </li></ul>A COMMUNITY THAT WORKS
  10. 10. <ul><li>Solve problems for natural partners, such as… </li></ul><ul><li>HOUSING AUTHORITIES / COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD / TRANSITIONAL HOUSING / PROPERTY OWNERS & MANAGEMENT / FAITH COMMUNITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Allow nonprofits to have influence & push innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Make the job easier for staff, System as Platform </li></ul>FINDING GAPS, OPPORTUNITIES
  11. 11. <ul><li>Community requires constant nurturing </li></ul><ul><li>How do we direct more housing location to the front-end of the system, i.e. do more homeless diversion? </li></ul><ul><li>The work is hard, resources scarce </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>STILL WORKING ON IT

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