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1.3 Jamey Burden

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  1. 1. Basics of Rapid Re-Housing Jamey Burden National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference July 13, 2011
  2. 2. Basics of Rapid Re-Housing <ul><li>The Community and the Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a Rapid Re-Housing Program </li></ul><ul><li>Results So Far </li></ul><ul><li>Observations and Ongoing Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Some Guiding Principles </li></ul>
  3. 3. Washington, DC Homelessness Services <ul><li>Over 200 programs serving individuals and families </li></ul><ul><li>7,371 beds for single adults </li></ul><ul><li>1,657 units for families </li></ul><ul><li>91 provider agencies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Washington, DC Homelessness Services <ul><li>Severe weather shelter: 673 beds for singles, 153 units for families </li></ul><ul><li>Low-barrier shelter: 2,216 for singles </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary shelter for families: 344 units </li></ul>
  5. 5. Washington, DC Homelessness Services <ul><li>Transitional housing: 1,138 beds for singles, 617 units for families </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent supportive housing: 3,344 beds for singles, 696 units for families </li></ul>
  6. 6. Washington, DC Point in Time 2011 <ul><li>850 families were homeless </li></ul><ul><li>3,800 individuals were homeless </li></ul>
  7. 7. What We Do <ul><li>Community of Hope Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Improving health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals in the District of Columbia by providing healthcare, housing with supportive services, educational opportunities, and spiritual support.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. What We Do <ul><li>Provide healthcare to individuals with little or no insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Provide housing and supportive services to families that are near-homeless, homeless, or were previously homeless </li></ul>
  9. 9. Developing a Program <ul><li>The three-legged stool: </li></ul><ul><li>Activities (i.e., assistance, services) </li></ul><ul><li>System design/collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research & evaluation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Developing a Program <ul><li>Define goals </li></ul><ul><li>Who will you serve (and for how long)? </li></ul><ul><li>What won’t you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan partnerships (no matter how painful) </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts and bolts </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging </li></ul>
  11. 11. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Case Management Exiters: </li></ul><ul><li>79% (11 of 14) HOHs were female </li></ul><ul><li>21% (3 of 14) HOHs were male </li></ul><ul><li>The average age for HOHs of families who exited was 35 </li></ul><ul><li>36% (5 of 14) HOHs had disabilities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Case Management Exiters: </li></ul><ul><li>Average monthly income: $1,171 </li></ul><ul><li>64% (9 of 14) received TANF </li></ul><ul><li>14% (2 of 14) received SSI </li></ul><ul><li>36% (5 of 14) received SSDI </li></ul><ul><li>29% (4 of 14) received earned income </li></ul><ul><li>7% (1 of 14) received unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>7% (1 of 14) received child support </li></ul>
  13. 13. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Case Management Exiters: </li></ul><ul><li>21% (3 of 14) increased income before program exit </li></ul><ul><li>79% (11 of 14) families were referred for housing search assistance </li></ul><ul><li>57% (8 of 14) families were referred for employment services </li></ul><ul><li>7% (1 of 14) families were referred for legal services </li></ul>
  14. 14. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Case Management Exiters: </li></ul><ul><li>64% (9 of 14) were in emergency shelter </li></ul><ul><li>14% (2 of 14) were in transitional housing </li></ul><ul><li>14% (2 of 14) were living with relatives </li></ul><ul><li>7% (1 of 14) families were living with friends </li></ul>
  15. 15. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Case Management Exiters: </li></ul><ul><li>7% (1 of 14) had been homeless for 1 week or less </li></ul><ul><li>29% (4 of 14) had been homeless for 1-4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>43% (6 of 14) had been homeless for 3-12 months </li></ul><ul><li>14% (2 of 14) had been homeless for 13 or more months </li></ul>
  16. 16. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Still Receiving Case Management: </li></ul><ul><li>94% (16 of 17) HOHs are female </li></ul><ul><li>6% (1 of 17) HOHs are male </li></ul><ul><li>Average age of HOHs: 33 </li></ul><ul><li>12% (2 of 17) HOHs have disabilities </li></ul>
  17. 17. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Still Receiving Case Management: </li></ul><ul><li>Average monthly income: $757 </li></ul><ul><li>71% (12 of 17) receive TANF </li></ul><ul><li>35% (6 of 17) receive earned income </li></ul><ul><li>18% (3 of 17) receive SSI </li></ul><ul><li>6% (1 of 17) receive SSDI </li></ul><ul><li>6% (1 of 17) receive unemployment </li></ul>
  18. 18. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Still Receiving Case Management: </li></ul><ul><li>12% (2 of 17) have increased income since program entry </li></ul><ul><li>29% (5 of 17) were referred for housing search assistance </li></ul><ul><li>65% (11 of 17) were referred for employment services </li></ul><ul><li>0% (0 of 17) were referred for legal services </li></ul>
  19. 19. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Still Receiving Case Management: </li></ul><ul><li>35% (6 of 17) were living with friends </li></ul><ul><li>29% (5 of 17) were in emergency shelter </li></ul><ul><li>24% (4 of 17) were living with relatives </li></ul><ul><li>6% (1 of 17) were in transitional housing </li></ul><ul><li>6% (1 of 17) refused to disclose their prior location </li></ul>
  20. 20. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Still Receiving Case Management: </li></ul><ul><li>18% (3 of 17) had been homeless for 1-4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>29% (5 of 17) had been homeless for 1-3 months </li></ul><ul><li>6% (1 of 17) had been homeless for 3-12 months </li></ul><ul><li>47% (8 of 17) had been homeless for 13 months or more </li></ul>
  21. 21. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>27 families who received COH re-housing subsidies have exited HPRP </li></ul><ul><li>Average total cost for these 27 re-housing subsidies was $10,247 </li></ul><ul><li>Average period of services: 10 months </li></ul>
  22. 22. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Of Subsidy Exiters: </li></ul><ul><li>11% (3 of 27) received 1-3 months of assistance </li></ul><ul><li>7% (2 of 27) received 4-6 months of assistance </li></ul><ul><li>15% (4 of 27) received 7-9 months of assistance </li></ul><ul><li>45% (12 of 27) received 10-12 months of assistance </li></ul><ul><li>22% (6 of 27) received 13 or more months of assistance </li></ul>
  23. 23. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>14 families are still receiving COH re-housing subsidies in HPRP </li></ul><ul><li>The average total cost for these 14 re-housing subsidies is $11,708 </li></ul><ul><li>64% (9 of 14) have received 10-12 months of assistance so far </li></ul><ul><li>36% (5 or 14) have received 13 or more months of assistance so far </li></ul><ul><li>Average period of assistance for these families: 12 months </li></ul>
  24. 24. Results: April 2010 to Present <ul><li>Among Community of Hope HPRP subsidy exiters (N=27), none re-entered DC HMIS-covered shelters as of July 1, 2011. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Observations/Questions <ul><li>Targeting </li></ul><ul><li>Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make decisions with clients that have long-term impact – use progressive engagement </li></ul>
  26. 26. Observations/Questions <ul><li>Don’t do mainstream services providers’ jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Use Barriers to Housing Stability Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t overextend families by placing them with high rent burdens </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming myths </li></ul>
  27. 27. Some Guiding Principles <ul><li>Housing stability is main goal </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting: must target those with highest risk factors, best indicator is historical housing instability </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity of services: minimum amount to solve problem, increase with degree of risk </li></ul>
  28. 28. Some Guiding Principles <ul><li>Collaboration, create integrated system, leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer choice and flexibility is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Research must be embedded in all the work, ongoing </li></ul>
  29. 29. Contact Info <ul><li>Jamey Burden </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Housing Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Community of Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><li>(202) 407-7766 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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