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Housing resource center

  1. 1. St. Joseph’s Villa Tri-Cities Housing Resource Center Information
  2. 2. <ul><li>Established in 1834 as an orphanage </li></ul><ul><li>Today, serves more than 500 children and families daily </li></ul><ul><li>Located on an 82-acre campus at the corner of Brook Rd and Parham Rd in Henrico Co. </li></ul><ul><li>Programs include </li></ul><ul><li>education and respite for children with autism and </li></ul><ul><li>mental disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>housing for adults with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>behavioral treatment for children and families </li></ul><ul><li>transitional housing for homeless families </li></ul><ul><li>child development center </li></ul>
  3. 3. Flagler Services <ul><li>Programs Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Child development assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job and Career counseling, skills training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational and vocational training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parenting skills training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budgeting and financial planning training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support groups and social network training </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Housing Resource Center <ul><li>Serving the Tri-Cities area (Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights) </li></ul><ul><li>Available to all individuals and families seeking housing assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Screening for housing needs, barriers, and eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a referral agency for services or provide prevention assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Provide housing referrals or provide rapid re-housing </li></ul>
  5. 5. HRC - Services <ul><li>Intake and Assessment of housing needs </li></ul><ul><li>Homelessness Prevention Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Re-housing Program </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance to Homeless Veterans and their families </li></ul>
  6. 6. Eligibility for Services with HRC <ul><li>Eligible program participants for homeless prevention activities must meet HUD’s definition of at-risk homelessness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An individual or family: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has income below 30% of the median income AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has insufficient resources immediately available to attain housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stability AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has moved frequently because of economic hardship, is living in the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>home of another because of economic hardship, has been notified that </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>their right to occupy their current housing or living situation will be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>terminated, lives in a hotel/motel, lives in severely overcrowded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>housing, is exiting an institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>otherwise lives in housing that has characteristics associated with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instability and an increased risk of homelessness. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. HRC – Prevention Assistance <ul><li>Assistance include </li></ul><ul><li>Financial payments </li></ul><ul><li>Landlord Mediation </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting/Money Management Training </li></ul><ul><li>Light case management (up to 30 days after) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to assist client within 10 days from intake </li></ul>
  8. 8. Financial Assistance Includes <ul><li>Rent and utility assistance in the case where otherwise eligible program participants have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services AND </li></ul><ul><li>Program participants cannot make the required payments due to sudden reduction in income </li></ul><ul><li>The assistance is necessary to avoid the eviction or termination of services </li></ul><ul><li>There is a reasonable prospect that the family will be able to resume payments within a reasonable period of time </li></ul>
  9. 9. HRC – Rapid Re-Housing <ul><li>Limited to families with children and low to moderate housing barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Services include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preliminary Budget Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landlord Negotiations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address past Debt payback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Management up to six months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal is to establish housing within 30-45 days </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. HRC – Proposed Outcomes <ul><li>Reduce the number of individuals entering into homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten the length of homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Divert families from entering into shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the number of families turned away </li></ul><ul><li>Increase provision of services to households with immediate needs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the burden of intake and assessment for existing prevention providers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contact Information <ul><li>Kimberly Tucker, Director of Family and Community Services at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Katina Williams, Program Manager at Flagler Services at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Quarforth, VCU MSW Intern Flagler Housing Resource Center at [email_address] </li></ul>