Chula Vista Forum-11-16-11

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Presentation to the South Bay Homeless Advocacy Coalition Forum on November 16, 2011

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  • One In 50 Experience Homelessness Each YearFamilial Disruption: Divorce, Neglect, Or AbuseLarge Majority Are Short-term‘Small’minority Are Long-term Homeless: 50,000A Particular Challenge For Several ReasonsVery Little Definitive Data On The PopulationOften Don’t Interact With Programs Or Government AgenciesSolutions Often Not Applicable To MinorsExample: Ineligible To Rent An ApartmentSolutions Require Targeted Innovation
  • Forty percent of people counted as homeless on the night of the PIT count were located in California, New York, or Florida. These three states account for 25 percent of the total U.S. population.
  • One In 50 Experience Homelessness Each YearFamilial Disruption: Divorce, Neglect, Or AbuseLarge Majority Are Short-term‘Small’minority Are Long-term Homeless: 50,000A Particular Challenge For Several ReasonsVery Little Definitive Data On The PopulationOften Don’t Interact With Programs Or Government AgenciesSolutions Often Not Applicable To MinorsExample: Ineligible To Rent An ApartmentSolutions Require Targeted Innovation
  • Up to 9% with other shelters
  • Chula Vista Forum-11-16-11

    1. 1. About HMIS TrainingRTFH… Help Desk Education Data Quality Advocacy Data Analysis Collaborations Reporting PITC PublicationsPreventing, Alleviating, and Working To End Homelessness
    2. 2.  700,000 People (any night) National  2.5 – 3.0 Million (annually) Perspective 242,000 Families (any night)  600,000 (annually) 50,000 Youth (any night) Overall Demographics…  63% - Individuals (37% In Families)  17% - Chronic  12% - Veterans Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
    3. 3. National Homelessness - 201020.7 %Percentage of National Homeless Population by State - 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)
    4. 4. About The Point-In-Time Count (PITC) National: Completed End Of January Throughout United States Frequency:Completed Annually – HUD Required Every Two Years Why: Mandated By Housing And Urban Development (HUD) Results: HUD Reports To Congress: Needs, Funding Where: Entire County – All Cities And Unincorporated Areas Step 1: 4:00am – 8:00am – „Unsheltered Count‟ Step 2: Sheltered Count – Same Day Via HMIS Data
    5. 5. National Homelessness - Point-In-Time Count (PITC) -18.3% San Diego County („08-‟10) Up 13.1%
    6. 6. Why Is Counting Important? HUD Mandate  Understanding  National Effort – HUD  PITC answers critical questions…  $$ For Local Services  Who, Where, Why, and What it takes to end homelessness Knowledge  Action  Detailed Analysis  Targeted Services  In-Depth Reports  Collaboration  Shared Information  Prevent / Alleviate / END
    7. 7. Not Counted In PITC… Hidden Homeless  Doubled Up  Camping On Private Property  Unconverted Garages, Sheds Other Homeless  Residential Alcohol & Drug Centers  Jails & Detention Centers  Hospital & Emergency Rooms
    8. 8. Overview Of Findings / Analysis
    9. 9. Homelessness In San Diego County2008 – 7,582 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) Since 20082009 – 7,892 - up 4.1%2010 – 8,574 – up 7.9%2011 – 9,020 – up 5.9% - up 19% since 2008 2011 (Unsheltered) = 4,981 (4,599 in 2010) – up 8.3% 2011 (Sheltered) = 4,039 (3,918 in 2010) – up 3.1% Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) „Unsheltered Survey‟ – 740 Surveys
    10. 10.  Improved Process Why The  PITC began in 2005 More Volunteers Increase In  More Agency Involvement  More Community Partners The Better Technology Count???  Advanced Mapping Software Improved Training Awareness  Community  The Homeless More Homelessness
    11. 11. San Diego CountyBy „Region‟ …NC Coastal 737NC Inland 946San Diego 5,895East County 802South County 640 Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) • www.RTFHSD.org
    12. 12. Top Ten Cities – By Homeless Population Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC)
    13. 13. PITC Unsheltered Survey• 4,981 Unsheltered (9,020)• 740 Personal Interviews• 14.5% Unsheltered• 105 Questions• 77,700 Data points
    14. 14. „Unsheltered‟ Homeless Profile76% 75% 68% 64% 59% 56% 48% Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) „Unsheltered Survey‟ – 740 Surveys
    15. 15. 37% 10% Reasons For Homelessness DV: 18% for womenSource: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) „Unsheltered Survey‟ – 740 Surveys
    16. 16. Why PITC Is Important • HUD Requirement For Funding • $216 Million Nationally • $16 Million for Our Region • Completes the National Picture • Invaluable Wealth of Data • Basis for Reporting / Analysis / Advocacy / ACTION • Educate & Advise Political Options / Solutions • Because Homelessness IS Solvable…
    17. 17. Downtown San Diego - “Registry Week” September 2010…
    18. 18. … Six Months Later
    19. 19. UPDATEOct 2011…123 People Moving Off The Streets: 12% • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) • Working With Service Providers To Achieve Stability
    20. 20. Point-In-Time Count (PITC) Volunteer Needs & Opportunities Phase 1 – Counting / „Enumeration‟ • Friday - January 27 • 5:00 am – 8:00 am • Count Your Community • Thorough Training • Assigned Maps - Teams of 2 or 3 • Walking and/or Driving Routes
    21. 21. Point-In-Time Count (PITC) Volunteer Needs & Opportunities Phase 2 – Survey / Interview • January 27 – February 3 • 8:00 am – 8:00 pm • Conduct Interviews • 100+ Key Questions Per Person • All Unsheltered Homeless Persons • Learn First-Hand – Who? Why? Needs…and
    22. 22. Point-In-Time Count (PITC) Volunteer Needs & Opportunities Phase 3 – Data Collection • February 1 – 14 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Quality Review Of Surveys • Input Data From 1000 Surveys Into Database • Completed At RTFH Office (Kearny Mesa)
    23. 23.  Findings & Community Feedback • February – Totals: County, Cities, etc. • March – Unsheltered Survey Results/Analysis • May – Reporting to HUD Due • Year-long… • Deeper Analysis of Data • Community Education/Presentation • Advocacy to Elected Leaders, etc.
    24. 24. Thanks & „Save The Date‟… Peter Callstrom Executive Director www.RTFHSD.org 858-292-1392

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