5.6 One Month or 18? Maximizing HPRP to End Homelessness


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  • We have provided shelter to 368 families so far this fiscal year, since July 1, 2009
  • 70% for Direct, financial assistance (rent), 25% for relocation and stabilization (staffing), 5% for Administration
  • 5.6 One Month or 18? Maximizing HPRP to End Homelessness

    1. 1. NAEH Conference on Ending Family Homelessness February 11, 2011, Oakland, CA
    2. 2. <ul><li>Utah Population 2.78 million (1.035 million in SL County) </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless PIT for SL County 2,022 (The Road Home shelters 850-950 individuals per night) </li></ul><ul><li>FMR for a 2 bedroom in SL County is $826 </li></ul><ul><li>Salt Lake Vacancy Rate for December 2010 is 8.2% </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    3. 3. February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    4. 4. Rapid Rehousing Pilots at The Road Home <ul><li>SL County General Funds Tapered Subsidy – $125,000, limited to 6 months tapered, served 37 families, $3,391 average per household </li></ul><ul><li>United Way & SL County General Funds - $225,000, deposit & pro-rate only, served 127 families & 73 singles, $1,100 average per household </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>$115,000 </li></ul><ul><li>3 months </li></ul><ul><li>53 families </li></ul><ul><li>$2142 average per household </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18? From all Pilots, an average of 10 % of households returned to the Shelter
    6. 6. <ul><li>Consolidated all RRH (HPRP & TANF) funding for Salt Lake County to The Road Home </li></ul><ul><li>October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2011 (March 31, 2012) </li></ul><ul><li>TANF $1.9 million </li></ul><ul><li>State HPRP $1,563,797 </li></ul><ul><li>SL County HPRP $492,810 </li></ul><ul><li>SL City HPRP $820,000 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL: $4,774,787 </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    7. 7. <ul><li>Core RRH Team includes a Program Coordinator, Landlord Negotiator, Data Specialist, Assessment Specialist, Case Managers and AmeriCorps members. </li></ul><ul><li>Current Shelter Case Management staff shifted gears to be all Rapid Rehousing focused with every family in Shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting staff, Administrative staff and other support staff have adjusted to be Rapid Rehousing focused. </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    8. 8. <ul><li>Families (with children) living in an Emergency Shelter or on the streets </li></ul><ul><li>We determine eligibility based on TANF and HPRP requirements first, then assess which families are able to rent a unit on their own and stabilize with housing case management </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    9. 9. 20% find other housing and don’t receive RRH Intake & Basic Needs Assessment Rapid Rehousing Assessment Housing Placement Approved 3-4 Months Assistance Reassessed & Approved for Additional Assistance or Graduated from Program 52% Leave Program Successfully After 4-5 Months 5% not suitable for RRH (intensive, no members with documentation) – Other Referrals & Resources 15% Other Housing –Programs, Move out to their own housing 3% Transfer to Other Housing The Road Home Shelters Other Agency Referrals Housing Flow Chart Family Meets with DWS Employment Counselor
    10. 10. <ul><li>Upon approval, we provide families with 3-4 months assistance </li></ul><ul><li>At 3 months, we complete a re-assessment to determine if additional support is needed </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    11. 11. <ul><li>Families with sufficient income to pay rent (even if it’s a struggle), or enough support, benefits, etc., graduate. </li></ul><ul><li>Families who are close to having sufficient income are approved month by month and CMd intensively until income is obtained. </li></ul><ul><li>Families who need longer term assistance; intensive Case Management (SSI apps, Chronic families, etc.) will be targeted for longer term programs. These are limited. </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    12. 12. <ul><li>Three month evaluation form </li></ul><ul><li>Case manager input </li></ul><ul><li>Landlord input </li></ul><ul><li>Client input </li></ul><ul><li>Income qualify again; calculate rent if approved for add’l assistance </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    13. 13. <ul><li>October 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>663 households have been assessed </li></ul><ul><li>479 households have been housed </li></ul><ul><li>Of those assessed and not housed: some are approved and looking for housing, some left without assistance, some completely undocumented or not eligible for other reasons </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    14. 14. <ul><li>October 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 479 that have moved out with RRH assistance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 is at 17 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 are at 12 months or more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>61 are between 7 and 12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>111of 479 families housed were referrals from other service providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 different referral sources - Family Promise (faith based, church shelter), domestic violence shelters, local school districts, homeless health care agency, CAP, Homeless Outreach, Homeless Youth Center </li></ul></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    15. 15. <ul><li>249 left/graduated from the program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an average time of 5.26 months in the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a cost of $4663 in financial assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$6021 for financial plus relocation and case management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>230 were approved for continued assistance from one to three months at a time </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18? RRH Outcomes Continued
    16. 16. Returns to Shelter 33 (7%) returned to shelter in 15 months <ul><li>23 of those had already left RRH program </li></ul><ul><li>Most were evictions due to criminal, or major housekeeping issues, or other lease violations </li></ul><ul><li>A few (6)were evictions for nonpayment of rent </li></ul><ul><li>High instance of substance abuse and DV </li></ul><ul><li>5 placed into one of our more supportive housing programs, 19 (6 undocumented, 5 approved for RRH again) remain in shelter and we are seeking a new housing option, 9 left with no additional services </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Goal to Provide RRH to 517 households over the entire term of the program (30 months). In first 16 months, 486 families have entered the program </li></ul><ul><li>Measure return to shelter within 12 months (goal is 80% maintain housing) So far, 33 (7%) have returned to shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>Income / employment sufficient to pay rent. Increased partnership with State Dept. of Workforce Services. Starting Jan. 2011, track & measure increases in income . </li></ul>February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?
    18. 18. TANF Partnership Strengthened <ul><li>New contract signed Jan. 1, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Includes more employment focus which we identified as a primary need </li></ul><ul><li>TANF agency tracking RRH families as they enter the program and following through with employment meetings and income changes </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through on employment could impact reassessment results </li></ul>
    19. 19. Michelle Flynn Associate Executive Director The Road Home 210 South Rio Grande Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 801-819-7320 [email_address] February 1, 2011 One Month or 18?