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  • The Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc. 19 TH ANNUAL MEETING JANUARY 15 TH , 2014
  • Here at CMHA we dream of a world where everyone has a home… Mission Statement Recognizing the dignity of all, CMHA leads a collaborative response to homelessness that fosters long-term housing stability through prevention, quality services, education and advocacy.
  • Fiscal Year 2013 Overview CMHA is focused on providing sustainable housing through: •Prevention •Shelter •Sustainability •Advocacy
  • Prevention Services •E L D E R H O M E R E P A I R • HOPE FOR HOUSING (HFH) •H O U S I N G C O U N S E L I N G & HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION SERVICES
  • Prevention: Elder Services CMHA provides free home repairs to elder homeowners in Worcester and Southern Worcester County. •In Fiscal Year 2013, 330 Elder Homeowners were assisted through Repair and Maintenance Services.
  • Prevention: Hope for Housing (HFH) Interfaith Coalition that includes 29 congregations, dedicated to preventing homelessness in Worcester County including:               All Saints Episcopal Church Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Christ Episcopal Church Christ the King Catholic Church Epworth United Methodist Church First Baptist Church-Holden First Baptist Church-Worcester First Church of Sterling First Congregational Church of Holden First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury First Congregational Church of West Boylston First Congregational Church of Worcester First Parish Church of Berlin Greendale People’s Church               Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church Paxton Congregational Church St. Francis St. George’s Catholic Church St. Luke’s Episcopal Church St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Trinity Church Northborough Trinity Lutheran Church United Congregational Church Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Prevention: Housing Counseling •Provides counseling and information to tenants and landlords pertaining to their rights and responsibilities. •Allocates emergency funds for qualifying households, including assistance with utilities, first, last and security payments, and moving costs. •In 2013, the Housing Counseling Program assisted 8,099 households with counseling services and provided a total of 907 people with funding for preventative housing services.
  • Prevention: Housing Counseling Prevention Funding Allocation FY13 Security Deposit 18.9% Last Month Rent 13.1% Utility Average 9.4% First Month 19.8% Rental Arrearage 23.5% Heating 2.3% Furniture 6.4% Subsidy 6.7%
  • Shelter Programs •T H E V I L L A G E A T C A M B R I D G E STREET •M A I N S T R E E T •I V E S S T R E E T
  • Shelter: The Village at Cambridge Street Apartment based family shelter, providing short-term housing and support services to individuals and families. Families living in CMHA shelter receive access to sustainability programs including P.O.W.E.R. •In FY’13 the Village served 107 families and successfully housed 34.
  • Shelter: Main Street and Ives Street Each individual in CMHA shelter is provided access to employment and educational training and housing search assistance to assist families to transition to self-sufficiency. Main Street •In 2013, CMHA opened a scattered-site location that provides apartment-based short term housing for 11 families. Ives Street •Opened in February 2013 and provides congregate family shelter.
  • Sustainability Programs •H O M E B A S E •D O N A T I O N S C L E A R I N G H O U S E • PERSONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORK, EDUCATION & RENEWAL (P.O.W.E.R.)
  • Sustainability: HomeBASE Provides homelessness prevention, apartment placements and stabilization services to eligible families in Worcester County. • In Fiscal Year 2013 CMHA’s HomeBASE program assisted 336 families to obtain or retain safe, affordable housing.
  • Sustainability: Donations Clearinghouse (DCH) DCH provides free furniture and household goods to those moving out of shelter and into stable housing. •More than 680 Worcester County residents generously donated 2178 items to help make a house a home. • In FY13, 570 households received furniture and household goods to make a fresh start.
  • Sustainability: Personal Opportunities for Work, Education, and Renewal (P.O.W.E.R.) Through developing individualized employment and training plans with each participant, P.O.W.E.R. strives to increase the economic stability and self sufficiency of CMHA families. • In Fiscal Year 2013, P.O.W.E.R. assisted 41 individuals in finding employment and/or training opportunities.
  • Advocacy Programs •P U B L I C E D U C A T I O N , A D V O C A C Y & ORGANIZING •T H E 2 8 T H A N N U A L W A L K F O R THE HOMELESS •Y O U T H A G A I N S T HOMELESSNESS (Y.A.H.)
  • Advocacy: Public Education, Advocacy & Organizing Through community education, coalition building, and mobilizing support for policy and budget initiatives to reduce homelessness and increase access to affordable housing, CMHA provides Public Education and Advocacy to raise awareness of homelessness and affordable housing issues. • Advocacy efforts in 2013 resulted in key legislative victories for homelessness prevention.
  • Advocacy: Annual Walk/Run for the Homeless CMHA’s largest and most successful fundraiser builds awareness of housing & homelessness and provides funding for all of CMHA’s prevention programs. • In 2013 the WALK raised over $144,000 in cash and in-kind donations to aid families in need of assistance •1,000 Walkers and 141 registered runners participated.
  • Advocacy: Youth Against Homelessness A dynamic youth organization that engages high school students to make a positive impact in their community. Participating Y.A.H. Schools Include: • • • • Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School St. Mary’s High School South High Community School St. Peter Marian CCHS •April 16th, 2014 is the next “Visions of Change” Youth Summit! Featuring Keynote Speaker Josh Kraft, President, New England Patriots Foundation
  • CMHA Strategic Plan 2013 In 2013, top executives and board members worked collaboratively to map out the future direction of CMHA. The goal of the plan is to ensure that our services continue to meet the needs of our changing community. Vision Statement “Leading the way to create a community where everyone has a home through accessing the tools and resources to obtain residential and economic stability.”
  • These achievements would not have been possible without the support of service providers, businesses, and faith based organizations in our community.