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2.8: Expert Forum: Advancing the Federal Strategic Plan

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2.8: Expert Forum: Advancing the Federal Strategic Plan

Presentations by Barbara Poppe.

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2.8: Expert Forum: Advancing the Federal Strategic Plan

  1. 1. February 10, 2011<br />Advancing the Federal Strategic Plan<br />
  2. 2. Purpose of the Plan<br />Targeted, solutions-driven goals<br />Cost-effective/strategic use of government expenditures<br />Roadmap for joint action by 19 Council agencies<br />Guide development of programs and budget proposals <br />Set of priorities the federal agencies will pursue over the 5-year period: FY 2010 - FY 2014<br />
  3. 3. Vision<br /><ul><li> No one should experience homelessness.
  4. 4. No one should be without a safe, </li></ul>stable place to call home.<br />
  5. 5. Core Values<br />Homelessness is unacceptable.<br />There are no “homeless people,” but rather people who have lost their homes who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.<br />Homelessness is expensive – it’s better to invest in solutions. <br />Homelessness is solvable – we have learned a lot about what works.<br />Homelessness can be prevented.<br />There is strength in collaboration – and USICH can make a difference.<br />
  6. 6. Goals & Targets<br />Finish the job of ending chronic homelessness by 2015<br />
  7. 7. Goals & Targets<br />Prevent and end homelessness among Veterans and their families by 2015<br />
  8. 8. Goals & Targets<br />Prevent and end homelessness for families, youth, and children by 2020<br />
  9. 9. Goals & Targets<br />Set a path to ending all types of homelessness<br />
  10. 10. Goals & Targets<br />Prevent and end homelessness for families, youth, and children by 2020<br />
  11. 11. Ending Family homelessness by 2020<br />Increase Leadership, Collaboration, and Civic Engagement<br />
  12. 12. Ending Family homelessness by 2020<br />Provide Affordable and Permanent Supportive Housing<br />
  13. 13. Ending Family homelessness by 2020<br />Increase Meaningful and Sustainable Employment<br />
  14. 14. Ending Family homelessness by 2020<br />Improve Health and Stability<br />
  15. 15. Ending Family homelessness by 2020<br /> Transform Homeless Services to Crisis Response Systems<br />
  16. 16. Implementation Activities<br />Veterans and their families<br />Other families with children<br />Unaccompanied youth <br />
  17. 17. Veterans and their families<br />VA understands the new face of OEF/OIF Veterans<br />Increased focus on female Veterans and their families in DOL’s HVRP program<br />Collaborative work to review barriers to mainstream programs for Veterans with families <br />Education and VA working together to ensure VA has information about educational rights of homeless children<br />Interagency push for PIT<br />Number of VASH vouchers helping Veteran families <br />
  18. 18. Other families with children<br />Significant work on 10K Housing Choice Vouchers despite Congressional decision<br />Weekly interagency engagement <br />Common vocabulary discussion<br />HPRP<br />Engaging Education’s state coordinator and local liaisons about local and state involvement<br />
  19. 19. Unaccompanied youth<br />Youth signature initiative <br />Significant dialogue among federal agencies and stakeholders<br />Engagement with White House and Center for American Progress<br />HHS ACF focus on different types of youth in and out of foster care<br />Consolidate models to encourage demonstration opportunities<br />
  20. 20. Call to Action<br />Commit to goals and focus on results<br />Take action<br />Be active partners<br />
  21. 21. Local implementation<br />Role of state and regional interagency councils<br />Local plans that reflect family goal<br />
  22. 22. What’s Next … Questions to Ponder<br />Is your community still managing homelessness in shelter settings and on the street, or are you changing your practices to prevent homelessness whenever you can, rapidly returning people to housing as quickly as you are able, and reaching out to the people who have been homeless the longest and finding a way to combine housing and support in permanent supportive housing?<br />What unique partnerships are being fostered that bring us closer to our vision that no one should experience homelessness? <br />
  23. 23. What’s Next … Questions to Ponder<br /><ul><li>What are your local agencies currently doing to ensure that people who are most vulnerable are accepted into these programs? What is/will be done to break down barriers to admission and ensure that programs aren’t creaming”? Does your local plan target Families, Children and Youth?
  24. 24. Are you making sure that the community HMIS is major part of plan’s data collection function?
  25. 25. Are you targeting HPRP dollars to families who are on the brink of homelessness? </li></li></ul><li>What’s Next … Questions to Ponder<br /><ul><li>Do existing agencies that offer transitional and emergency housing, open to all people who are homeless?
  26. 26. Do the programs ensure that permanent housing is available on the back end?
  27. 27. Are you considering health reform in the plan and what it will mean to existing programs and agencies? </li></li></ul><li>What’s Next … Questions to Ponder<br /><ul><li>What does Medicaid coverage mean for families that are homeless? This includes health exchanges, health homes, and accountable care organizations
  28. 28. And when we/you succeed in changing the landscape of homelessness in America, when there is no longer a need for homeless programs, will you be prepared to adjust your programs accordingly? </li></li></ul><li>Q&A<br />www.usich.gov<br />

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