4.4 Creating a Homelessness Prevention System (Jamie Taylor)


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HPRP can be combined with other resources to create a set of prevention initiatives that is coordinated and strategically designed to stop high risk groups from becoming homeless. This workshop will examine how communities with a coordinated prevention strategy target resources, identify and address service gaps, avoid duplication, and measure outcomes.

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  • Many called, seven chosen. Co-Ohio contact from “Cincinatti” Many more missed………. Case Study Handouts on tableScreened by how community leaders were framing HPRP, saw HPRP as an opportunity, excited by possibility to continue or catalyze system change work.“We are doing lots of things here and more to come” Energized and excited by the challenge and momentum created by change.
  • HPRP served as catalyst, opportunity for Systems Transformation in some regions Rhode Island leadership – one statewide CoC, already consolidated the leadership structure – pre-HPRP realized barriers to system change in fragmented system. Standardized assessment increases capacity to target / evaluate targeting strategies.
  • HPRP funds brought new people to the table, consolidating regional awards, creating new leadership structures
  • Future of Prevention programs – working partnerships that target/direct services to people experiencing homelessness. Co-training and co-providing services with mainstream providers. After HPRP, DSS funding will continue.
  • The power of relationship………….
  • 4.4 Creating a Homelessness Prevention System (Jamie Taylor)

    1. 1. HPRP Impacts: Community Case Studies <br />Jamie Taylor<br />Cloudburst Consulting Group<br />
    2. 2. Community Case Studies: HPRP Systems Change <br />Snowball sampling, start with Google:<br />“HPRP Systems Change”<br />Charlotte, NC <br />Montgomery County, OH<br />State of Rhode Island<br />Sacramento County, CA <br />Santa Clara, CA <br />Worcester County, MA<br />Yolo County, CA<br />
    3. 3. From fragmentation to coordination<br />211 central intake point in Sacramento<br />Pre-screening for HPRP eligibility<br />Rhode Island established new statewide Prevention Assistance Program <br />Not centralized intake but standardized approach<br />Financial counseling required and provided to all<br />Single HPRP coordinator across all sites <br />Centralized oversight, staff trainings, monitoring <br />
    4. 4. New collaborative partnerships<br /><ul><li>Santa Clara blended funding to create county-wide prevention system (3 awards=$6 million)
    5. 5. Standardized prevention service protocols, e.g., self-sufficiency matrix assessment tool
    6. 6. Charlotte: Five Social Workers Teams oversee 50 volunteers on each team
    7. 7. DSS social workers - mainstream provider partnerships…….sustainability post-HPRP
    8. 8. Yolo County leveraged existing housing and prevention services to create new partnerships with Housing Resource Centers
    9. 9. Coordinated triage and assessment tools using HMIS</li></li></ul><li>Regionalized Systems of Care<br />Worcester’s coordination of entire county’s prevention and rapid re-housing services – see entire map of housing, service and prevention services in area as one system.<br />State of Rhode Island’s blended funding sources, centralized planning, allocation and monitoring of prevention service system increase efficiencies/effective outreach network<br />Montgomery County’s regionalized tracking system allows for unprecedented analysis of prevention service system<br />
    10. 10. Building and Maintaining Political Will<br />Yolo County HRC staff trained across community for prevention service referrals: Police, Schools, Government agencies, Housing Authorities, CoC providers, Housing courts, DOC <br />With new system partnerships, on multiple levels, growing awareness - “We’re all in this together” <br />System-wide performance measures for both prevention and re-housing outcomes help build political will, homeless but for prevention $$. <br />
    11. 11. Leadership / Learning Structures<br />
    12. 12. Where do we go from here? <br />HPRP funds $1.5 billion over three years<br />New ESG funding $200 million / year<br /> 60% ESG to emergency shelter support <br /> 40% ESG to prevention assistance <br />
    13. 13. McKinney Vento amended by HEARTH System Performance Matters <br />Reduction in number of unsheltered households<br />Reduction in number of people who become homeless<br /> Number of newly homeless at least 10 percent lower than the year before. <br />
    14. 14. Key Challenges?<br />