HUD Homeless Funding Discussion <ul><li>How does WV access HUD Homeless  funding? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the process by...
What is a Continuum of Care?? <ul><li>It is a community-based,  long-range plan  that addresses the needs of homeless pers...
What purpose does a CoC serve? <ul><li>Pulls community people together to identify needs, set local priorities and apply f...
What are the essential  programmatic  elements of a CoC? <ul><li>Homeless Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach, Intake an...
What constitutes a CoC group? <ul><li>Homeless services providers </li></ul><ul><li>Government agency service providers </...
What are the functions of a CoC Group? <ul><li>Carrying out a strategic planning  process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conductin...
How does the CoC carry out its work? <ul><li>HUD scores the NOFA applications based on frequency and quality of participat...
How, ideally, should a CoC be staffed? <ul><li>Staffing must be sufficient to guide the workgroups formed by CoC members t...
With  whom  should a CoC coordinate/collaborate? <ul><li>Local and state government agencies; </li></ul><ul><li>All homele...
West Virginia has Four CoCs: <ul><li>Wheeling/Weirton </li></ul><ul><li>Huntington/Cabell and Wayne Counties </li></ul><ul...
Current HUD McKinney-Vento Programs <ul><ul><li>Competitive Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supportive Housing Program (SH...
New (2009) HUD Homeless Program <ul><li>Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program  (HPRP): </li></ul><ul><li>Provide...
Essential Elements of Competition for HUD Homeless Funds (NOFA) <ul><li>Scoring is done on the Exhibit 1 document, the doc...
Deficiencies of the Balance of State (BoS) CoC in the 2008 NOFA competition <ul><li>CoC Organizational Structure and  </li...
How much money did we fail to get for the  BoS CoC in 2008 ?? <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $1,908,544 </li></ul><...
Charleston/Kanawha CoC 2008  Awards: <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $889,140 </li></ul><ul><li>New Money Available:...
Wheeling/Weirton CoC 2008  Awards <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $423,804 </li></ul><ul><li>New Money Available:   ...
Huntington, Cabell, Wayne  CoC for 2008: <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008:   $1,476,238 </li></ul><ul><li>New Money Av...
2008 Funding Results for entire State of West Virginia <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008:   $4,697,726 </li></ul><ul><l...
How do we improve this funding picture? <ul><li>Offer all four CoCs training and technical assistance, peer group support,...
Suggested Change for BoS CoC: <ul><li>Designate Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity as the Lead Agency for BoS; </li...
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HUD Analysis of West Virginia CoCs

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HUD Analysis of West Virginia CoCs

  1. 1. HUD Homeless Funding Discussion <ul><li>How does WV access HUD Homeless funding? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the process by which WV is judged adequate in the competition? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the results of the competition for the last two years? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do to improve West Virginia’s scoring in the competition? </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a Continuum of Care?? <ul><li>It is a community-based, long-range plan that addresses the needs of homeless persons in order to help them reach maximum self-sufficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a process and strategic plan mandated by HUD for a community addressing homeless needs with federal McKinney-Vento funds. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What purpose does a CoC serve? <ul><li>Pulls community people together to identify needs, set local priorities and apply for HUD funding to meet those needs; </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the annual planning process deliberate, makes use of data indicating needs and gaps in services the basis for setting goals; </li></ul><ul><li>Creates collaboration in delivering services to the homeless. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are the essential programmatic elements of a CoC? <ul><li>Homeless Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach, Intake and Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive services </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent housing </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Supportive Housing </li></ul>
  5. 5. What constitutes a CoC group? <ul><li>Homeless services providers </li></ul><ul><li>Government agency service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from the business community </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from the faith community </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans services agencies </li></ul><ul><li>State hospitals and prisons representatives </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the functions of a CoC Group? <ul><li>Carrying out a strategic planning process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducting annual homeless counts; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual survey of all shelter and supportive services in the area; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual program and outcomes monitoring of all projects funded with HUD McKinney-Vento money; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual determination of gaps and priorities for HUD funds; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submission of annual application for HUD funding. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How does the CoC carry out its work? <ul><li>HUD scores the NOFA applications based on frequency and quality of participation with all the members of the CoC group; </li></ul><ul><li>Workgroups must be organized and must carry out all the functions of the strategic planning process; </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and outcomes of this work is presented in the annual NOFA application. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How, ideally, should a CoC be staffed? <ul><li>Staffing must be sufficient to guide the workgroups formed by CoC members to go through all the functions of the CoC group; </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing must be sufficient to coordinate with state and local government agencies, nonprofits, and interested parties; </li></ul><ul><li>Staff must be supported by, and supervised by, a stable, resource-rich agency; </li></ul>
  9. 9. With whom should a CoC coordinate/collaborate? <ul><li>Local and state government agencies; </li></ul><ul><li>All homeless service providers, regardless of whether or not they receive HUD funding; </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream resources agencies that provide public services that homeless people use; </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers of homeless services; </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies that operate other HUD programs: CDBG, ESG, HPRP, HOME; </li></ul><ul><li>The WV Interagency Council and the 10-year plan. </li></ul>
  10. 10. West Virginia has Four CoCs: <ul><li>Wheeling/Weirton </li></ul><ul><li>Huntington/Cabell and Wayne Counties </li></ul><ul><li>Charleston/Kanawha, Putnam, Boone and Clay Counties </li></ul><ul><li>WV Balance of State: all the other counties not included in the above three CoCs. </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY Huntington received a score adequate for funding new projects in 2008. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Current HUD McKinney-Vento Programs <ul><ul><li>Competitive Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supportive Housing Program (SHP) </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C) </li></ul><ul><li>Single Room Occupancy Program (SRO) </li></ul><ul><li>Formula Program: </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) </li></ul><ul><li>Other Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Housing for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) </li></ul>
  12. 12. New (2009) HUD Homeless Program <ul><li>Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP): </li></ul><ul><li>Provides rental assistance and services to homeless and those at imminent risk of homelessness; </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to 18 months or less; </li></ul><ul><li>For individuals and families who are deemed to be capable of independence after the subsidy ends. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Essential Elements of Competition for HUD Homeless Funds (NOFA) <ul><li>Scoring is done on the Exhibit 1 document, the document describing the strategic planning process a Community undertakes; </li></ul><ul><li>If an Exhibit 1 scores the requisite points, then new projects submitted by the community can be funded; </li></ul><ul><li>If it does not score the requisite points, only renewals of current projects will be funded for one year. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Deficiencies of the Balance of State (BoS) CoC in the 2008 NOFA competition <ul><li>CoC Organizational Structure and </li></ul><ul><li>CoC Housing and Services: -2.75 </li></ul><ul><li>Needs and Data (HMIS): -9.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning: -10.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Performance (client outcomes): -7.75 </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Housing: -3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>-33.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Possible Points = 100; WV BoS got 67 </li></ul>
  15. 15. How much money did we fail to get for the BoS CoC in 2008 ?? <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $1,908,544 </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of New Money for 2008: $286,282 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Available: $2,194,286 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Awarded: $428,269 </li></ul><ul><li>Amount Not Awarded: $1,766,017 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Charleston/Kanawha CoC 2008 Awards: <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $889,140 </li></ul><ul><li>New Money Available: $110,577 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Money Available for 2008: $999,717 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Awarded: $702,410 </li></ul><ul><li>Amount Not Awarded: $298,196 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Wheeling/Weirton CoC 2008 Awards <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $423,804 </li></ul><ul><li>New Money Available: $37,745 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Money Available for 2008: $461,549 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Awarded: $423,804 </li></ul><ul><li>Amount Not Awarded: $37,745 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Huntington, Cabell, Wayne CoC for 2008: <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $1,476,238 </li></ul><ul><li>New Money Available: $121,358 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Money Available for 2008: $930,414 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Awarded: $1,597,596 </li></ul><ul><li>Amount Not Awarded: 0 </li></ul>
  19. 19. 2008 Funding Results for entire State of West Virginia <ul><li>Pro Rata Need Share for 2008: $4,697,726 </li></ul><ul><li>New Money Available: $555,962 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Money Available for 2008: $5,253,688 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Awarded: $3,152,079 </li></ul><ul><li>Amount Not Awarded: $2,101,609 </li></ul>
  20. 20. How do we improve this funding picture? <ul><li>Offer all four CoCs training and technical assistance, peer group support, and assistance with monitoring program performance(client outcomes); </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an organizational structure for the BoS CoC that gives the necessary staff time and expertise and agency support to perform all their necessary strategic planning functions. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Suggested Change for BoS CoC: <ul><li>Designate Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity as the Lead Agency for BoS; </li></ul><ul><li>Hire and train staff for fulfilling this function; </li></ul><ul><li>Get out into the rural counties (“circuit rider”) to develop capacity and interest; </li></ul><ul><li>Reframe the WVCEH to work on advocacy, helping the ICH to implement the 10-year plan, and “working” the legislative branch; </li></ul>

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