Homes within reach.status 2012

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  • Homes within reach.status 2012

    1. 1. Homes Within Reach 5-Year Status Report, 2007-2011
    2. 2. 10-Year Plan Overall Goals:End chronic homelessness &Reduce overall level ofhomelessness in the community
    3. 3. Overall Results, 2007-2012  Reductions in individual homelessness  20% reduction overall  27% decrease in chronically homeless  52% decrease in street homeless population  Lack of progress re family homelessness  168% increase  Creation of new Housing Crisis Response System
    4. 4. Homeless Individuals, SpringfieldAt Point-In-Time Count, last week in January 300 250 Total Individuals 200 Chronically 150 Homeless Unsheltered 100 PSH units 50 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    5. 5. Homeless Families, SpringfieldAt Point-In-Time Count, last week in January 600 500 400 300 People in Families Family Households 200 100 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    6. 6. Primary Strategies • Permanent supportive housing/chronic • Prevention and rapid rehousing/crisis • Access to employment, housing and services • Strategic Partnerships • Accountability
    7. 7. Permanent Supportive Housing/ Chronic
    8. 8. Permanent Supportive Housing/Individuals 10-year goal 250 units; 5-year status: 73% Units completed, 18 Goal, 250 3 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
    9. 9. Housing Engagement/IndividualsStreet Population Sheltered Population MHA REACH program –  24/7 Homeless outreach leading Resource Center directly to placement in  Early: use of data to housing prioritize long-term Collaboration between stayers & vulnerable police, Health Care for populations for housing the Homeless, the priority BID, and service providers
    10. 10. InnovationInter-agency collaboration for housingtriage & placementsMulti-agency monthly meeting for ―matching‖ of chronically homelessindividuals with PSH housing opportunities• Shelter providers collaborating with housing providers• Analysis of ―best fit‖ for each individual and unit• Prioritize vulnerable populations/high users/long-stayers
    11. 11. Permanent Supportive Housing/Families 10-year goal 250 units; 5-year status: 72% Units Goal, 50 Complete, 360% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
    12. 12. Prevention and Rapid Rehousing/ Crisis
    13. 13. Prevention and Rapid Rehousing:Creation of New Housing Crisis Response SystemIndividuals Housing Court Program Lead: Catholic Charities  Collaborative effort as lead agency  Access to funds and Collaboration: CC, FOH services to prevent and Health Care for the imminent homelessness Homeless  Collaboration: CC, FOH and Health Care for the Families Homeless Lead: HAP Single portal for families to access financial and housing assistance
    14. 14. Success Story:Rapid RehousingAfter the Tornado• Over 250 displaced Springfield households assisted to new housing• Collaborative effort• Multiple providers• Triage• Financial resources
    15. 15. Discharge PlanningAvoiding release from public systems of care into homelessness  5-hospital emergency department collaboration to establish common care plans for high-end users (Health Care for the Homeless)  Area hospitals connect with Health Care for the to discharge into homelessness—in order to create discharge plan that addresses housing  Forensic pilot: PSH for homeless mentally ill individuals being released from jail  Regional sex offender workgroup
    16. 16. Access to Employment, Housing & Services
    17. 17. Accomplishments Links to Employment  REB Homeless employment specialist  Work re pathways to employment  Regional Network: Employment Plan (Families)  Section 3 hiring (local, low-income for HUD-funded projects) Housing Targeting  Additional allocation of Section 8 subsidies to SHA targeted toward chronically homeless  Triage (especially post tornado) Links to Services  Homeless Resource Center as location for services  Project Homeless Connect 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010  Health clinic for homeless youth  Motel outreach
    18. 18. Partnerships
    19. 19. Accomplishments Regional Plan to End Homelessness, 2008 Regional Network to End Homelessness PSH/Housing First throughout Western MA Substantial public-private funding for Homeless Resource Center Innovative partnership between City, SHA & private landlords
    20. 20. Accountability
    21. 21. Accomplishments  Full implementation of city-wide Homeless Management Information System  10-Year Plan guides funding & policy decisions  Progress reports, at least annually  Review & update of plan
    22. 22. Homes Within ReachUpdated Action Plan 2012-2014
    23. 23. Highlights  Continued creation of PSH; strategy to help people move on from PSH when appropriate  Continued and improved collaborations with medical facilities & corrections  Refinement of housing crisis response system  Increased focus on families and youth  Improved collaboration across all programs  Data improvement and expanded use  Performance measurement of system

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