Issue Explorer #3Solutions to Homelessness<br />
Setting the Stage<br />Housing First<br />Planning and Data Collection<br />Collaboration and Partnership<br />
Housing First<br />Housing is a right not a reward<br />Housing is necessary for health and stability<br />Evidence-based ...
Planning and Data Collection<br />Data drives policy and planning<br />Identify frequent users of systems <br />Identify a...
Collaboration & Partnership<br />Continuum of Care<br />Community based organizer<br />Funding Collaboration<br />Collabor...
Prevention<br />Most effective method for ending homelessness is to prevent it from happening<br />Case management<br />Ra...
Case management<br />Budgeting assistance<br />Job skills training<br />Resolve issues that are barriers to housing stabil...
Rapid re-housing<br />Landlord mediation & outreach<br />Legal assistance<br />Rental assistance<br />Individualized assis...
Discharge Planning<br />Hospitals<br />Jails and prisons<br />Foster care<br />Goal: ensure that individuals discharged fr...
Interventions<br />Increasing access to available benefits<br />Permanent supportive housing<br />Case management and stab...
Increasing access to benefits<br />Accessing disability benefits<br />Legal aid programs<br />Goal: ensure that individual...
Permanent Supportive Housing<br />For hardest to serve: chronically homeless individuals and families<br />Repeat users of...
Support services<br />Health care<br />Mental health services<br />Addiction services<br />Education<br />Employment<br />...
Employment and Job Training<br />Employment training programs for those with multiple barriers to employment<br />Social e...
Obstacles to Success<br />Part of solving the problem is recognizing & overcoming major obstacles:<br />Defining eligibili...
Summary<br />Solutions to homelessness require:<br />Adequate supply of affordable housing<br />Preparation and planning<b...
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#3 Solutions to Homelessness

  1. 1. Issue Explorer #3Solutions to Homelessness<br />
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  3. 3. Setting the Stage<br />Housing First<br />Planning and Data Collection<br />Collaboration and Partnership<br />
  4. 4. Housing First<br />Housing is a right not a reward<br />Housing is necessary for health and stability<br />Evidence-based success<br />
  5. 5. Planning and Data Collection<br />Data drives policy and planning<br />Identify frequent users of systems <br />Identify appropriate services mix<br />HMIS<br />Not yet used enough but effective client tracker<br />
  6. 6. Collaboration & Partnership<br />Continuum of Care<br />Community based organizer<br />Funding Collaboration<br />Collaboration across systems at local level<br />Collaboration across Federal Gov’t agencies (HHS, HUD, VA, etc.) USICH<br />Public private partnerships<br />Washington State MOU<br />
  7. 7. Prevention<br />Most effective method for ending homelessness is to prevent it from happening<br />Case management<br />Rapid re-housing<br />Discharge planning<br />
  8. 8. Case management<br />Budgeting assistance<br />Job skills training<br />Resolve issues that are barriers to housing stability<br />Goal: keep families housed<br />
  9. 9. Rapid re-housing<br />Landlord mediation & outreach<br />Legal assistance<br />Rental assistance<br />Individualized assistance to locate and secure new housing when required<br />Goal: re-house families as quickly as possible when they experience a housing crisis<br />
  10. 10. Discharge Planning<br />Hospitals<br />Jails and prisons<br />Foster care<br />Goal: ensure that individuals discharged from these systems have option for safe, stable housing<br />
  11. 11. Interventions<br />Increasing access to available benefits<br />Permanent supportive housing<br />Case management and stabilizing services<br />Employment and job training<br />
  12. 12. Increasing access to benefits<br />Accessing disability benefits<br />Legal aid programs<br />Goal: ensure that individuals and families have access to income and resources they need, and to which they are entitled<br />
  13. 13. Permanent Supportive Housing<br />For hardest to serve: chronically homeless individuals and families<br />Repeat users of homeless system<br />Support services matched to needs of client<br />Goal: provide stable housing and services for most vulnerable, with dramatic reduction in use of costly public systems (ER, jails, detox, etc.)<br />
  14. 14. Support services<br />Health care<br />Mental health services<br />Addiction services<br />Education<br />Employment<br />Goal: preparing formerly homeless individuals and families for independent living in the community<br />
  15. 15. Employment and Job Training<br />Employment training programs for those with multiple barriers to employment<br />Social enterprise that employs and trains homeless<br />Programs to promote asset building<br />Goal: preparing formerly homeless individuals and families for independent living in the community<br />
  16. 16. Obstacles to Success<br />Part of solving the problem is recognizing & overcoming major obstacles:<br />Defining eligibility & targeting support services<br />Legal issues<br />NIMBYism<br />Status quo<br />Lack of resources<br />
  17. 17. Summary<br />Solutions to homelessness require:<br />Adequate supply of affordable housing<br />Preparation and planning<br />Prevention strategies (for those at risk)<br />Intervention strategies (for those currently homeless)<br />Understanding obstacles to success <br />Additional resources<br />How to End Homelessness: The Ten Essentials <br />Repairing Lives, Preparing Futures<br />Ending Homelessness: A Guide for Northwest Grantmakers<br />Ending Homelessness: The Philanthropic Role<br />

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