Rapid Re-Housing Clinic II


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The week of August 29, 2011, the Alliance concluded a two-part series of webinars on rapid re-housing. These interactive webinars allowed participants to ask questions and respond to polls given by the presenters.

The first part of the series (RRH 1) covered the basics of rapid re-housing, including the definition, tips on working with landlords, and a discussion of housing barriers; the second part (RRH 2) focused on rapid re-housing program design and implementation and included a discussion of program budgeting, staffing, and available funding sources.

Both PowerPoint presentations are available below.

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Rapid Re-Housing Clinic II

  1. 1. Rapid Re-housing 101<br />Part II<br />Presented by:<br />Kim Walker<br />Capacity Building Associate<br />
  2. 2. Participant Instructions<br />1. Click on “Audio” on your webinar toolbar and select “Telephone”. Only those in ‘Telephone’ mode will be able to ask questions/make comments out loud. Everyone else will need to use the ‘Chat’ function to participate.<br /> Dial: +1 (xxx) xxx-xxx<br /> Access Code: xxx-xxx-xxx<br />Audio PIN: XX<br />2. Dial in using the dial in number.<br />3. Enter your Audio pin.<br />4. When prompted by the presenter, <br /> raise your hand to speak.<br />GoToWebinar Support: 800-263-6317<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Introduction<br /> Program Design<br /><ul><li> Agency Assessment
  4. 4. Policy, Process, Practice (3 P’s)
  5. 5. Staffing
  6. 6. Funding and Program Expenses</li></ul> Question & Answer<br />
  7. 7. Poll <br />Questions<br />
  8. 8. Rapid Re-housing<br />Program Design<br />
  9. 9. Program Design: Agency Assessment<br />Capacity to Change<br />1. Mission, Values, Culture<br />2. Existing Programs & Internal Resources <br />3. Change Management<br />4. External Resources & Funding *<br />Program Design<br />5. Subsidies*<br />6. Policy, Practice, Process *<br />7. Staffing & Staff Development *<br />8. Community Engagement<br />
  10. 10. Program Design: Agency Assessment<br />Capacity to Change<br />1. Mission, Values, Culture<br />2. Existing Programs & Internal Resources <br />3. Change Management<br />4. Community Engagement<br />
  11. 11. Money: Funding Your RRH Program<br />Traditional Homelessness Funds:<br /><ul><li>HEARTH/ESG
  12. 12. SHP</li></ul>Other Government Sources:<br /><ul><li>TANF
  13. 13. CDBG
  14. 14. HOME
  15. 15. Housing Trust Funds
  16. 16. State/local funding
  17. 17. EFSP (FEMA)
  18. 18. SSVF (Veterans and their families)</li></ul>A Bit More Outside the Box…<br />Foundations & private donors<br />Faith community<br />
  19. 19. Money: Program Budgeting<br />Subsidies<br />Relocation Assistance<br />Rental/Utility Assistance<br />Start Up <br />$<br />Start Up<br />Seed Money<br />
  20. 20. Assistance is short- to medium-term (not exceeding two years)<br />Have to make decisions based on deep vs. shallow, maximum subsidy allowed, etc.<br />Don’t count on a permanent subsidy<br />Money: Subsidy Design<br />
  21. 21. Income-Based Subsidies<br />INCOME BASED<br />Jane makes $400/month<br />She pays 40% of her salary ($160) towards rent. The percentage remains the same no matter what.<br />If income increases, subsidy decreases.<br />CONS: <br />Disincentive to work Potential cliff effect<br />
  22. 22. Flat Subsidies<br />FLAT SUBSIDY<br />Peter makes $500 a month. His rent is $650 a month; he pays $250 of this. He will pay the same amount ($250) regardless of fluctuations in income.<br />If income increases, subsidy remains the same.<br />CONS: <br />Lack of flexibility; may have to be readjusted<br />
  23. 23. Declining Subsidies<br />DECLINING SUBSIDY<br />Phil and Tanya start by paying $300 a month. After three months, they pay $350. Every three months their subsidy declines until they are able to assume their full rent.<br />Regardless of income, subsidy will decrease over time.<br />CONS: <br />Not as flexible if things don’t go as planned (like income-based)<br />
  24. 24. Program Design:<br />Program Design: Subsidies<br />
  25. 25. Program Design: 3 P’s<br />Outcomes & Expectations<br />Policy, Practice, Process<br />Transitioning to a housing first approach means that you will be changing the way families experience your program and the way your staff interact with clients. <br />Program Requirements Pre/Post Housing<br />Service Planning and Coordination<br />Referral and Intake Procedures<br />
  26. 26. Program Design: Staffing<br />Housing Locator<br />Role<br /><ul><li>Understands the needs and concerns of landlords
  27. 27. Able to help participants identify their housing needs
  28. 28. Knowledgeable about landlord-tenant law</li></li></ul><li>Program Design: Staffing<br />Role<br /><ul><li>Provides case management at intake, during and/or after housing placement
  29. 29. Links clients to mainstream and community resources
  30. 30. Helps client identify and avoid behaviors that contribute to housing instability
  31. 31. Helps client identify short- and intermediate-term goals</li></ul>Case Manager<br />
  32. 32. Program Design: Staffing<br />Income/Benefits Coordinator<br />Role<br /><ul><li>Specializes in one or more areas relating to income and benefits
  33. 33. Assists client in accessing mainstream income and benefits resources at shelter entry</li></li></ul><li>Program Design: Staffing<br />Program Administrator<br />Role<br /><ul><li>Overall program coordination
  34. 34. Assures program targets will be met
  35. 35. Adjusts program activities and resources as needed</li></li></ul><li>Program Design: Staffing<br />Critical Skills<br /><ul><li>Ability to work with LL’s
  36. 36. Knowledge of mainstream community resources
  37. 37. Culturally competent
  38. 38. Ability to handle crisis situations
  39. 39. Experience working with families with multiple needs</li></li></ul><li>Program Design: Staffing<br />Decisions<br /><ul><li>Staffing Resources Allocation
  40. 40. Staff Development
  41. 41. Hiring</li></li></ul><li>Rapid Re-housing Logic Model<br />Objectives<br />Inputs<br />Activities<br />Outputs<br />Outcomes<br />Measurement <br />Strategies<br />Overall goal or measure of success<br />Staff, funding, community partners and other resources (existing and needed) for your project<br />Service Components<br />Ways to measure your activities. <br />Client level outcome targets<br />Methods for tracking data<br /><ul><li> Reduce the length of time households spend homeless</li></ul> <br /><ul><li> Increase the rate at which households are placed in permanent housing
  42. 42. 2 Housing Specialists, 2 Case Managers</li></ul> <br /><ul><li> Short-term rent subsidies</li></ul> <br /><ul><li> Landlord partners
  43. 43. Housing and Resource Assessment</li></ul> <br /><ul><li> Housing search and placement
  44. 44. number of assessments to be conducted, subsidies to be provided
  45. 45. case management sessions to be delivered
  46. 46. 80% of households will be placed in permanent housing within 30 days of intake.
  47. 47. HMIS data</li></ul>Constraints:<br />
  48. 48. Advanced Class: Think System Level<br /><ul><li>Expanding populations
  49. 49. Coordinated intake
  50. 50. Regional coordination
  51. 51. Think complete package: reducing new entries, length of stay, and repeat entries</li></li></ul><li>
  52. 52. Contact Us<br />Contact Us!<br />Center for Capacity Building<br />thecenter@naeh.org<br />Kim Walker<br />kwalker@naeh.org<br />202-942-8292<br />
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