1.3 Jamey Burden


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1.3 Jamey Burden

  1. 1. Commmunity of Hope Housing ProgramsCommunity of Hope works to end homelessness for the families we serve inWashington, DC. Our Housing Programs work toward three main goals: housingstability, increasing income, and strengthening families.The three main housing program areas are:  Temporary Housing Programs  Home Now Permanent Supportive Housing Program  Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Temporary Housing ProgramsCommunity of Hope operates two residential programs for families experiencinghomelessness: a temporary shelter with twenty apartments at 1413 Girard Street, NWand a transitional housing program for ten families at Hope Apartments at 3715 2ndStreet, SE. These two programs served a combined total of 52 families in 2010,representing 94 adults and 167 children. Of those exiting in 2010, 97% went topositive housing destinations. Permanent Supportive Housing ProgramOur permanent supportive housing program, Home Now, was launched in 2009.Home Now is based on a nationally successful model, housing first, which helpsfamilies experiencing homelessness move into and maintain permanent housing withsupportive services. In 2010, Home Now served 113 families in scattered siteapartments throughout the city with a housing stability success rate of 99%. Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing ProgramIn 2009, Community of Hope received funds under the American Recovery andReinvestment Act of 2009 to start a Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-HousingProgram (HPRP). HPRP provides short-term rental and utility assistance and casemanagement to individuals and families who are at imminent risk of becominghomeless or are already homeless and need assistance to obtain housing. HPRP fundshelped Community of Hope prevent homelessness for 56 families and individuals,and we have re-housed 52 families to date. Housing Administrative Offices 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 805 Washington, DC 20036 info@cohdc.org T (202) 407-7770  F (202) 232-3409 www.communityofhopedc.org
  2. 2. Program OutcomesHOUSING STABILITY: 100% of households exiting Girard Street and78% households exiting Hope Apartments went to positive permanenthousing situations. Of the 113 families Home Now served in 2010,99% remained stably housed. The Housing Specialist prevented 31households from being evicted through her intervention. INCREASING INCOME: 24% of families who are working with HPRP case managers, 39% at Girard Street, 84% at Hope, and 13% in Home Now increased their income through gaining access to 2010 By The Numbers benefits and/or employment. 18% of adults at Girard Street and 11% at Hope Apartments gained full time employment. STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: 100% of households have remained intact; none of the households have had children removed by the Child and Family Services Agency. 47% of parents attended at least one parent-teacher conference. Through our new mentoring program, 66% of youth applicants had been matched with an adult mentor by the end of 2010. DemographicsWe served a total of 279 families consisting of 286 adults and 414 children. 119 had along term disability. 4 are U.S. military veterans. 264 have a history ofdomestic violence. 184 receive income, while 187 receive non-cash benefitsincluding food stamps and Medicare. Gender The average length of stay for Girard Street Apartments was 9 months; for Hope Male Apartments, it was 13 months. 40% Female 60% Race Not Indicated Other Multiracial White African American 0 200 400 600 800